06 January 2011
Abchurch strengthens team with senior appointments
Abchurch Communications has promoted Joanne Shears, who joined Abchurch’s fast-track graduate training scheme in August 2006, to Associate Director. Joanne, who holds a First Class Honours degree in English from the University of Durham, has risen steadily through the Abchurch ranks, benefiting from Abchurch’s formal training scheme, the Abchurch Academy.
Abchurch also welcomes Ashleigh Lezard to the team as an Account Director within the Environmental practice. Ashleigh has over ten years’ experience working in communications, the majority of which has been working within the Environmental and Financial sectors. Her experience ranges from the Financial Times’ foreign desk and Foreign Direct Investment magazine to the World Wide Fund for Nature and leading environmental research company, Trucost.
Julian Bosdet, Chief Executive of Abchurch, said: “Joanne is the consummate PR professional with very strong media and transactional skills from which a significant number of our clients benefit. Within the firm she’s an excellent role model and is also the lead for our well-attended networking events and promotional initiatives. Joanne’s promotion is very well-deserved given her impressive track record.
“There are a number of career opportunities within the Company at present and we are in recruitment mode at all levels. Joanne is testimony to our commitment to training and promoting within the organisation wherever possible.
“Ashleigh’s arrival to the team is also very welcome as she brings additional senior level skills to our fast growing Environmental practice which is recognised as the City leader. Ashleigh has an excellent track record in the sector and is a very valuable addition to our team.”
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