Public relations and public affairs agency Quantum Communications has announced a major expansion following the appointment of the Scottish Sun’s political editor.
Christine Lavell, pictured, joins Quantum as Senior Account Manager, working with experienced directors Alan Rudin – former political editor of the Scottish Daily Mail – and Flavia Patterson – former Director of Communications for the Scotland office.
The agency has expanded to seven employees in just three years, with clients including Advice Direct Scotland, Aker Offshore Wind and the British Red Cross.
In addition to providing public relations and public affairs services, Quantum recently launched 1919 Magazine, a digital publication focused on policing and justice in Scotland.
As part of the expansion, Ennis Taylor – a former special advisor to the UK government – has been promoted to an account manager, and the team recently hired Chloe Minch as an account manager, joining from the victim support team in Scotland. The team also includes account executives Keri Mawson and Ian Young.
Roden said: “Christine is one of Scotland’s most prominent journalists, bringing a wealth of media experience after nearly a decade on the front lines of Scottish news.
“She is highly regarded in the industry and has played a key role in reporting the Covid pandemic in Scotland, and we are extremely proud to be able to bring her insight and expertise to our clients.
“Kristen joins us as we continue to expand and engage with exciting new clients, helping them craft their messages, tell their stories and shape the policy landscape – and we look forward to further growth through 2022.”
Christensen joins MRM
MRM Group appointed the former operator of Lang Cat Communications and Standard Life Rebecca Christensen to the newly created role as Group Chief Marketing Officer.
Ms. Christensen, pictured, spent three years at Edinburgh-based Lang Cat as Marketing Director. Prior to that, she founded and ran an online community and marketplace for independent small businesses called Love from Indie Street.
She began her career at Standard Life where she was part of the media relations team that handled the successful flotation in 2006. She left Standard Life in 2007 to join Nucleus Financial where she spent just over six years as a Communications Manager, with responsibility for creating and delivering marketing strategy and communications for business.
From her headquarters in Edinburgh, Ms. Christensen will be responsible for the MRM Group’s internal and external communications, working closely with the senior team to manage the development and delivery of an integrated marketing strategy aligned with the group’s ambitions and future aspirations. She will join the Senior Executive Team and report directly to Group CEO Andrew Appleard.
Mr. Appleyard said: “Having known Rebecca for many years – and had the pleasure of working with her during her tenure at Nucleus – I am thrilled that she has now joined the MRM team. She brings a unique combination of expertise and experience that will have a huge positive impact on how we look and feel and focus in the future. for the group and the work we do.”
Ms. Christensen said: “It is a great opportunity and I am delighted to join Andrew and the team. I have known the company and its employees for many years and have always been a huge fan of the work they do and the way they do it.”