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Charlotte Street adds heavyweight to PR team

Rob BallantyneFormer business journalist and veteran PR specialist Robert Ballantyne is joining Charlotte Street Partners  as an associate partner.

Ballantyne has worked in London and Scotland for 40 years, and has extensive corporate experience both at home and abroad.

He was head of corporate communications at international brewer Scottish & Newcastle ahead of the Carlsberg/Heineken takeover and prior to that was head of the group communications team for bus and rail operator, Stagecoach Group while the transport group was expanding internationally.

More recently, he was deputy chairman of the London financial PR business, Cardew Group, advising Clydesdale Bank, Miller Group and C&C Group, amongst others.

Rob worked in journalism for 25 years and is a former Business Editor of The Times in London. He held the same position at The Scotsman and the Sunday Times Scotland.

Malcolm Robertson, co-founder of Charlotte Street said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring Robert’s experience, expertise and network to bear on behalf of our clients.

“It is rare to find someone who combines Rob’s excellent journalistic experience with a senior in-house track record and substantial agency insight. He also shares our desire to provide the best possible offering to our clients in London and Edinburgh and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”

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