Headhunters Ellwood Atfield have responded to the buoyancy in the communications sector by making five new appointments in recent months.
Carol Freeman and Lucy Wright have joined the Smith Square based firm as consultants. Freeman, a former aide in parliament, is an addition to the public affairs team. Wright, formerly of The Prince’s Trust, is part of the practice specialising in interim communications roles.
Helen Croll has come from Medecins sans Frontieres to start in the newly created CRM & Marketing Manager role. Along with another new recruit, Alexandra Simpson, who has extensive event planning and business development experience, Helen will be developing the use of the EA Gallery which will, from this week be showcasing a new exhibition of some of the most provocative political cartoons spanning the last 50 years.
Richard Collet joins the senior team to run operations and business strategy.
Bringing the number of new staff to five is Augustine Chipungu, who previously worked as a political researcher and in a number of charities, and now joins the search team which focuses on director-level communication roles.
Gavin Ellwood said, “The communications landscape has shifted significantly over recent years and we are evolving to provide an even more comprehensive offering for our clients. Our bigger team and expanded expertise keeps us on the cutting edge of this industry and ensures that we can continue to offer a gold plated service to our clients and candidates.”