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16/02/2016

Remarkable Group appoints award-winning public affairs expert Robbie MacDuff

    

 National marketing and
communications agency Remarkable
Group
has appointed expert public affairs professional Robbie MacDuff
to lead its lobbying work.

Robbie is one of a trio of new
recruits joining Remarkable
Engagement
, the public affairs and engagement division of Remarkable, with James
Bird and Alex Gray also arriving to fill key positions.

The three will be based in
Remarkable’s London office, but will be sharing their expertise with the
company’s network of bases in Manchester, Bristol and Cardiff, as well as its
HQ in Winchester.

Robbie
MacDuff
joins as Director and brings more than 26 years’ experience as a highly
respected lobbyist having worked in London, Edinburgh and Brussels.

He is a former Public Affairs News
Consultant of the Year and in the last Total Politics poll was ranked in the top
10 of UK commercial consultants. He is a former Chair of the Association of
Professional Political Consultants and remains a member of the management committee.

Robbie’s background includes working
with companies such as British Gas, Thames Water, Kingfisher plc, Prudential, Great
North Eastern Railway, Mobil, PwC, and Unison.

Robbie said: “I am delighted to be
joining the Remarkable team. With a highly ambitious and dedicated team vastly
experienced in and knowledgeable of their sectors I am looking forward to
developing the public affairs service further, not as a standalone offering but
a fully integrated part of a client’s communications strategy.”

James
Bird
has been appointed Associate Director and will lead the team in
the London office. With a keen focus on property, energy and infrastructure,
James has delivered successful campaigns for a variety of clients including The
Crown Estate, Bovis Homes, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and CEG.

James ran for parliament in the 2015
General Election, with a campaign that increased his party’s vote by 13 per
cent and raised it from fourth to second place. Previously a freelance broadcast journalist,
James has served as a Birmingham city councillor and was Shadow Cabinet member
for Education and Children’s Services.

Alex Gray joins Remarkable as Account Manager. A former Royal
Marine Reservist, Alex is a district and town councillor in his home town of
Hart, Hampshire. His wide experience includes analysis of housing and energy
legislation for clients such as The Crown Estate, Bovis and Redrow Homes.

Robbie MacDuff and James Bird will
report directly in to Stephen Pomeroy, Remarkable Group CEO, who said: “I
couldn’t be happier with the calibre of new people we’ve brought to the company
– they each have highly prized experience, vast expertise and a track record of
success.

 

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12/11/2015

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