Beatrice Giribaldi Groak was a strategic adviser to an array of asset managers, international banks and private equity firms at Lansons, before she was hired to join Digitalis’s ‘consistently growing’ operation.
A former Sun editor and Brunswick man, David Yelland now deals with private clients at a close, personal level, advising them on managing the media, especially the tabloids.
A former winner of the Spear’s Future Leader award, Laura Toogood founded Fieldmaster Group in 2016 after working as a social media strategist for global brands. ‘If you don’t manage your reputation then somebody else – or a search engine like Google – will do it for you,’ says the former Digitalis head of private clients.
Jason Stein reportedly advised Prince Andrew not to go ahead with the calamitous Newsnight interview, quitting his role as the prince’s communications secretary two weeks before the interview (having only been in the post a few weeks). As a sage PR adviser once told Spear’s, ‘You can only work with what you’ve got.’
One of the UK’s most respected communications advisers, David Rigg founded Project Associates in 1997 after recognising the need for real expertise in strategic communications, and assembling a team that includes the Spear’s recommended Michael Farrant.