Global communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR, has appointed Chris Patmore as Senior Account Director in its expanding financial services practice. Based in the London office, Chris will play a key role in servicing existing accounts and growing its financial services client-base.
Chris is a seasoned PR consultant with over 15 years’ experience in PR and communications and nearly a decade in financial services and technology. In senior client-facing roles at Metia and Hotwire, he ran PR programmes for businesses in the capital markets and banking sectors. These tackled a range of topics including risk management and regulatory reform, payments, core banking, market data, and electronic trading. Most recently, Chris was a freelance consultant, delivering strategic counsel and content to clients across the industry.
“I’ve known about Aspectus PR for many years and have seen it grow a strong client base of major industry players,” says Chris. “I believe Aspectus has that vital combination of deep sector knowledge, top-tier media contacts and PR expertise that really sets it apart. It’s clear to me this is a team with exceptional talent and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”
This is Aspectus PR’s second new hire in its financial services practice in 2014. Over the last six months, the practice has won six new clients and remains the retained agency for some of the biggest brands in the financial markets and alternative investment sectors.
“Financial services is a complex and fast-moving area and we simply couldn’t do our job without truly understanding our clients’ businesses and their markets,” said Alastair Turner, Global Group Director, Aspectus PR. “Chris will be a real asset to the team and I’m delighted to welcome him onboard. He brings not only a wealth of sector knowledge, but also a track record of delivering successful PR campaigns, proven over many years.”