Admiral appoints PR entrepreneur Stephen Waddington as non-executive chairman
Admiral PR today announced the appointment of Stephen Waddington as non-executive chairman. Waddington’s remit is to support the senior management team in driving the growth of the business.
Admiral PR delivers nationwide campaigns for blue chip clients including ADAS, Benenden Healthcare Society, Devon County Council, and Newcastle University. The 15-person consultancy was established in Newcastle in 2004 by managing director Georgie Cameron.
Waddington is co-managing director of London-based multi-sector agency Speed, founded in March 2009 from the merger of the PR businesses owned by the Loewy group.
“We’re delighted to have been able to attract an individual of Stephen’s calibre as chairman. He has a first rate reputation as a PR industry leader and entrepreneur, and is battle-hardened to challenges that face a fast growing creative business,” said Georgie Cameron, managing director, Admiral PR.
“Regional agencies don’t come better than Admiral PR. It has a cracking reputation, a blue chip client list, an excellent product and a commercially astute attitude to client service and delivery. I look forward to working with the senior team,” said Waddington.
Waddington founded Rainier PR with Steve Earl in 1998. They acquired Lighthouse PR in April 2005 and spun out a consumer offering Custard PR in January 2006. The group of businesses was sold to the Loewy Group in October 2006. Waddington, aged 39, is a PR entrepreneur with 15 years experience as a managing director, non executive director, charitable trustee and governor. He is a trained journalist, frequent conference speaker and media commentator on topics related to public relations, social media, digital and traditional media.