PR and Press hires

Walton and Maddox taking up new roles

Joe WaltonEdinburgh-based PR agency Citypress has appointed Joe Walton (left), former secretary of the CIPR Scotland committee, as senior account manager. He joins Citypress Scotland from the Scottish Government where he managed the Culture, Europe and External Affairs portfolio for the communications department.

During his time at the Scottish Government Joe led campaigns to promote Scotland’s international development programme and reputation overseas. He also supported on health and the sport, equalities and Commonwealth Games portfolios.

The agency has also recently appointed Ross Stebbing who was named the CIPR Scotland’s ‘Outstanding Young Communicator’ of the year while working for Edinburgh agency, Holyrood PR where he handled a range of consumer, healthcare, business and property accounts. He joins Citypress from Crimson Edge.

Citypress’s Edinburgh team is now seven strong and has won six awards in the past 18 months.

Beth Nicol, Head of Citypress Scotland, said: “These appointments come at an exciting time.  Having recently moved to new offices in the heart of Edinburgh’s west end, we have added more leading brands to our client portfolio including Coca-Cola Great Britain, British Land and Scottish Investment Trust.”

David Maddox, Westminster Editor for The Scotsman is leaving to join the Daily Express as a Political Reporter.

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