Gunn and Jones on the move
New roles for senior political advisers
Ramsay Jones, former adviser to Number Ten, is launching his own company, while Campbell Gunn (pictured), has joined communications consultancy 3×1 Group.
Jones, who advised the Prime Minister on Scottish matters, is setting up Gen Comms.
He was director of media for the Scottish Conservatives for 11 years until 2012 when he moved to Westminster.
Gunn is a former Sunday Post journalist who became senior special adviser to successive First Ministers Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon. He becomes strategic adviser at Glasgow-based 3×1.
He will help 3×1’s clients prepare for Brexit and a possible second Scottish independence referendum.
Gunn is teaming up with former sparring partner Lindsay McGarvie, head of public affairs at the 30-strong consultancy. The pair were rivals when McGarvie was political editor of the Sunday Mail.
Gunn said: “After an unforgettable and historic few years working at the heart of the Scottish Government I’m excited to be joining 3×1 at a time when politics and the media are going through seismic changes.
“It has never been more important for business and other organisations to really understand what makes Scottish and UK politics tick. I look forward to bringing my experience to 3×1 to help devise campaigns and strategies that help navigate these tumultuous, yet exciting political times.”
McGarvie added: “Campbell is one of the most recognised and respected figures in Scottish political and media life.
“It is a real coup to have him on board at 3×1 as his experience and knowledge will be invaluable to our clients and consultants as we help them navigate these choppy political waters and ever changing journalistic landscape.”