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Speed announces trio of senior promotions

The award-winning, full-service PR and communications consultancy, Speed has today announced three new senior promotions to maximise growth for the agency in key sectors.

Clare Cooper has been promoted to Client Service Director, with Helen Collingborn and Laura Murphy appointed Heads of Foodservice & Hospitality and Health & Wellbeing respectively. The new roles recognise the expertise held by the individuals and impact each has had on the business over the past few years.

Clare has been an Associate Director in Speed’s Business & Corporate division since joining in 2014. In her new role as Client Services Director, Clare will provide strategic support and added value to Speed’s multi-sector client base focused on championing the client and the agency by ensuring consistent quality of excellence in terms of work and service.

Helen will be responsible for evolving the Food & Hospitality specialism of Speed, creating new initiatives across the client base and working on an innovative business drive to partner with foodservice and hospitality brands.

Laura has led the agency’s health, wellbeing and beauty portfolio over the past four years, growing the specialism significantly resulting in this new appointment. Previously, in-house for L’Oréal, Laura brings a wealth of global experience to the team accelerating future growth for Speed in this sector.

Kelly Pepworth, MD commented: “These promotions reflect the substantial impact Clare, Helen and Laura have made to Speed to date but also the knowledge that their experience, passion and drive will be instrumental to our future growth. We have some fantastic clients in the Food & Hospitality and Health & Wellbeing space and want to build on this experience, within industries that are constantly evolving, to deliver even more exciting and impactful communications campaigns.”

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