Changes at PR agency
Holyrood moves see Lewis leave for overseas post
Holyrood PR account director Brian Lewis (left) is leaving to take a job overseas. His departure follows a number of changes at the Edinburgh agency.
Lewis, who joined after a spell with the Aegon comms team, leaves at the end of the year having landed a job with Abu Dhabi based agency, Seven Media.
He said: “I’ve known the Holyrood PR directors, Raymond [Notarangelo] and Scott [Douglas], for years and it was great working with them again. At 37 I feel a bit of a veteran but there’s always stuff you can learn from both of them and it’s great to see their business going from strength to strength.
“The culture is to be utterly relentless in the pursuit of the story, which in turn has the most impact for clients. It’s fantastic to see this being reflected by the awards, clients and talent Holyrood PR has been landing.
“Sadly they can’t do anything about the Scottish weather though so I’m now really looking forward to a new lifestyle and what looks like an extremely challenging role in Abu Dhabi.”
Experienced consumer PR operator Ainsley Piggott (left)has joined as an account manager and will be working on clients such as housebuilder CALA Homes and Musselburgh Racecourse. She spent two years with UK-wide agency, Havas.
Kenny Murray (left) joins from Weber Shandwick to lead Holyrood’s digital services, which includes working with videographer Craig Sinclair across the entire client portfolio.
Scott Douglas said: “These are fast moving times in the media world and we are constantly evolving by challenging ourselves to find new and effective ways to boost the profile of our clients.”
The Holyrood PR team has been further strengthened by some internal moves. Chris Fairbairn has been promoted to account manager, working on major clients including Banks Renewables, Thames Water Commercial Services and Eagle Couriers.
Sarah Fairley has moved from a dedicated digital role to become an account executive across the wider PR business, alongside Alicia Simpson who joined from Havas PR in June.
Holyrood PR was named Scotland’s Most Outstanding Small Consultancy and claimed the Young Communicator of the Year title at the CIPR awards in October.