Jones Lang Wootton’s head of PR Jane Dickers is quitting the
international real estate firm to join the charity Young Enterprise.
Dickers, who spent almost two years at Jones Lang Wootton, will arrive
at Young Enterprise immediately after Easter as its first director of
The organisation aims to educate 15- to 19-year-old students about the
business world by helping them run their own registered companies for
Midland Bank, BT and Nestle are just three of the 2,000 businesses which
are involved in the scheme.
The charity is aiming to increase its publicity to inform schools and
colleges about the work it does and to encourage more businesses to
either provide funding or supply volunteers who can advise students on
every aspect of running a company - from raising capital to writing the
Its PR has previously been handled on an ad hoc basis by chief executive
Peter Westgarth. ’We muddle along and talk to the media,’ said
’But I realise that’s not the way to manage communications. We want a
professional to lift our profile and reach the key audiences of business
Dickers has responsibility for five staff and a regional network of four
PR agencies at Jones Lang Wootton. She also worked with international
communications manager Andy Carter on co-ordinating communications with
the company’s 4,000 staff around the world.
Jones Lang Wootton is in the early stages of recruiting a replacement.