Forrester quits Wildlife Trusts to launch environmental agency

The Wildlife Trusts’ public affairs manager Simon Forrester is leaving next month to set up a new communications agency specialising in environmental and development issues.

The Wildlife Trusts’ public affairs manager Simon Forrester is

leaving next month to set up a new communications agency specialising in

environmental and development issues.



Wildlife Trusts, a nationwide network of local trusts which work to

protect wildlife, is seeking a replacement for Forrester and has

upgraded his post to director of communications.



Forrester’s new, Covent Garden-based joint venture will be called

Thackray Forrester Communications and will open for business on 1

September. Forrester will be partnered at the agency by Rachel Thackray,

a freelance consultant and former head of media at the World Wildlife

Fund for Nature. Both she and Forrester have also worked for the

National Trust.



The partners are in the process of talking to conservation bodies about

providing agency support for their work. Forrester said: ’We also see

quite a gap in the corporate market - a lot of companies with

environmental policies don’t get public recognition for what they’re

doing. The agencies they use don’t have the intimate understanding of

environmental issues necessary to deliver the service they need.’



P Government advisory body English Nature has hired Martin Tither to the

post of relationship manager with responsibility for relations with

Parliament, the Environment Agency and the voluntary sector. Tither was

previously senior press officer for English Nature.



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