McIlquham takes senior role at Beattie

Laura McIlquhamBeattie, the communications group, has appointed DADA’s former head of PR Laura McIlquham as a senior account director.

Bringing over 15 years of PR experience, she will work with Scottish director Joanne Spence and her 50-strong team on the day-to-day management of accounts and the planning and implementation of campaigns as well as helping Beattie expand its growing client portfolio.

Ms Spence said: “Laura has a fantastic, weighty background in PR with many years at a senior level.

“Over the next 12 months we will be targeting more new business as we look to grow and Laura’s experience and creativity will perfectly support those plans.”

Having started her career at Reekie PR (now Freshwater UK) Ms McIlquham spent seven years at DADA where she held the position of head of PR for five, overseeing offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

In 2010 she set up her own freelance PR consultancy, developing and leading a wide portfolio of campaigns for clients. During this time she also lectured in PR & marketing at Glasgow Caledonian University and City of Glasgow College.

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