Lawyer joins board of local PR agency

9 February 2012

Sean Lippell has joined the Board of PR agency, Acceleris Marketing Communications. It is his first non-executive directorship since retiring as a Partner with UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard at the end of January.

He is looking to use his contacts and business development experience to help Acceleris achieve the next stage in its growth ambitions. The agency, based in Harrogate, operates on behalf of clients across the UK and has a growing portfolio of nationally known organisations in both the public and private sectors.

Acceleris, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in December, won the Chartered Institute of Public Relations ‘ Most Outstanding Consultancy’ title in 2010, has generated almost £6 million in revenues since launch and is now one of the region’s largest PR agencies. Since the start of 2012 it has already picked up six new clients with accumulated annual fees in excess of £150,000.

Sean said said:

I have known the senior team at Acceleris for a number of years and have always been impressed by the energy, ambition , creative abilities and commitment to excellent client service of the agency.

This is an exciting development for me after a very fulfilling career in corporate law and I am looking forward to playing my part In helping the agency achieve the next steps in its growth ambitions.

Acceleris’s Board is headed by Chairman Nigel Howes, a chartered accountant and former global Partner with Arthur Andersen . It also has Patrick Rose, a recently retired global Partner with Spencer Stuart, an executive recruitment organisation as a non-executive director.

Managing Director Peter Davenport said:

Sean has a strong regional and national reputation and we are delighted that he has elected to join our Board as the first step in a new direction after such an illustrious professional career. We are very fortunate to have such an experienced group of individuals helping us shape and guide the way we develop as a business and all of whom share an absolute commitment to the highest professional standards and a belief in outstanding client service.


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