The appointment of Richard Clein to head up activities in the North is a significant move that signals new directions for Forty Shillings.

The agency, based in South West London, has extensive experience in property, planning and regeneration with clients including Network Rail and Kier, Barratt and Berkeley.

Richard is a former BBC journalist who has more than 20 years of experience in communications and is recognised as being one of the most influential people in the industry having twice been listed in the PR Week Power Book.

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Welcoming Richard to the team, Wyn Evans, Managing Director said:

“Richard has a wide range of media and political contacts and an in-depth understanding of what makes the region tick.

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“He joins a team of trusted advisers helping clients engage with the people who matter and influence decisions that impact their business.”

Richard Clein said:

“With Forty Shillings record of delivering for its clients in the South East, it makes perfect sense for the company to look at opportunities and networks beyond the M25.

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“Many of the agency’s successes have been with clients who also have projects in other parts of the country and I’m looking forward to bringing the expertise of the Forty Shillings team up North.”