Tim Duncan, the current head of PR at Seymourpowell, has announced his departure from the firm to set up his own PR consultancy.
Explaining his decision to leave, he said: “After four years of running an integrated external communications function, mixing both traditional PR with social media and online community management, I'm in a good position to move on to the next phase of my career and feel excited about the opportunity I have in becoming an independent PR consultant.
“This venture is a natural next step for me and I'm certainly looking forward to the challenge. I have a passion for effective communications and for working with talented people from across the creative industries and beyond. In the first instance I will specialise in creative sectors including design and innovation, marketing and the arts, and will be able to share more details in due course.”
Duncan, who leaves Seymourpowell today, 20 September, said he was particularly proud of his work in support of Design and Technology (D&T) education, including the ongoing partnership Seymourpowell has with the V&A schools program.
He will be starting work for three industry clients from 1 October while his colleague, Erin Smith, has been promoted to the head position at Seymourpowell.