The founder of communications consultancy JBP PR and Parliamentary affairs Jennifer Bryant-Pearson has become its group chief executive having appointed current directors Chris Lawrence and Liam Herbert as managing directors.
Pearson founded the agency in 1984 and has grown it into a business with a turnover it claims to be in the region of £2 million, with offices in London, Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham.
With her step up, Lawrence and Herbert have also been promoted, with Herbert handed responsibility for the company’s public policy business in London, as well as national stakeholder engagement activities. Lawrence, meanwhile, will head up its corporate reputation and CSR portfolio.
Also taking a new role will be director Karen White, who will become campaign director, while Steve Anderson-Dixon, regional managing director of Trinity Mirror Regionals will become a non-executive director.
John Cullum, chairman of JBP, explained; “We have refocused our business to meet our ambitious growth plans. Despite the current challenging economic climate, we are experiencing strong demand for strategic communications solutions within our corporate and public policy practices, which help open up new business opportunities for our clients or address issues their organisations are facing.
“We continue to focus on public policy issues from our London office and have expanded our stakeholder engagement team to meet client demands in the south east.
“We have also created a new role of Campaign Director to build on our growing reputation for delivering successful integrated communications initiatives.”