Admiral PR has recruited two new members of staff in its Newcastle HQ after recent new business wins.
Peter Bould has been appointed as head of office in Newcastle while Sam Dansie re-joins the company after two years away.
Peter Bould joins Admiral PR from Robson Brown where he was head of PR and responsible for the strategic direction of the agencies’ clients. Prior to this Peter directed the Conservative Party’s strategic communications and media campaigns in the North East until the 2010 UK General Election.
At Admiral, Peter will be in charge of overseeing the strategy and delivery of account work and driving new business prospects with a view to growing the Newcastle office.
After working for the agency for two years, Sam Dansie was tempted away from Admiral to work as a journalist for Pro Cycling Magazine; however his love for the North East and working in a fast-paced PR agency has prompted him to return. He re-joins Admiral as an account manager where he will support on the agency’s environmental, energy and technology clients.
Georgie Cameron, founder and managing director said: “It is a very exciting time for Admiral, recent new business wins have allowed for the Newcastle office to grow organically adding to the overall success the agency has witnessed across the UK.
“We are delighted to welcome Peter and Sam to the growing team and believe that both of their experiences will add to Admiral’s current client offering and services.”
Newly appointed head of office for the North East, Peter Bould, said: “Admiral is one of the most successful and vibrant marketing and communications agencies so the opportunity to join the team was really exciting.
“There is an extremely talented group of people at Admiral across all of our UK offices. The team’s expertise in traditional media and especially social media were key factors in my decision. Above all though, Georgie’s vision for the business and her enthusiasm and passion to drive it forwards is what really impressed me. It has never been more important than in the current market, to have a really clear vision and the right skills to make it happen.
“Businesses of all shapes and sizes are having to work harder and find new ways to reach their audience. That is a challenge as well as an opportunity for companies like Admiral and I am looking forward to taking it on.”
The news comes soon after Admiral’s Manchester office confirmed the appointment of Richard Kay to account manager, reporting into Oliver Chesher, Admiral’s head of office North West and board director.