Clearly PR continues rapid growth with new appointments

By Nick Batten on 16 February, 2019
Specialist public relations and marketing consultancy, Clearly PR and Marketing Communications, has bolstered its Bradford on Avon team with the appointment of three new communications specialists. Rachele Snowdon –  who has had a career spanning 20 years in PR – has been appointed to the newly created role of account director. Meanwhile, Anne Saunders has joined as account manager, having spent the last six years combining roles in both PR and journalism. Additionally, Sadie Jones has landed the role of junior account executive – her first role since graduating from Bath Spa in 2018. These appointments follow that of Amy Simpson, who joined the business as its first director last summer. Amy spent most of her career working for many of the UK’s most renowned PR agencies, including Frank PR, MHP and 3Monkeys Zeno. The company, which provides public relations and marketing services for organisations throughout the UK, says it’s enjoyed rapid growth since relocating from Cardiff in 2017. Paul MacKenzie-Cummins, managing director of Clearly PR and Marketing Communications, said, “The South West is arguably one of the strongest regional economies in the UK, with a wealth of fast-growing, innovative and market-leading organisations. “They are proof that it is no longer a business-imperative to be based in and around the capital to be successful – in fact, it is probably more advantageous to them if they’re not. Our region has a wealth of talent that businesses like ours are tapping into and benefitting from doing so.” He added,“It is an exciting time for the business, and for the PR sector as a whole. Demand for the services that we provide has continued to rise despite the lack of certainty over the UK’s withdrawal from the UK; if anything, Brexit has been a positive for businesses like ours.” According to the PR and Communications Census 2018 produced by the PRCA and PR Week, the PR industry has grown by seven per cent over the last two years in the UK – five per cent globally. Pictured above: Paul MacKenzie-Cummins