Award-Winning BBC Journalist Joins Premium Speyside Communications Agency
Award-winning former BBC Scotland Health Correspondent Eleanor Bradford has joined communications agency Spey as Associate Partner, leaving her role as Head of Communications for the University of Aberdeen.
In this senior appointment, Eleanor joins the growing team at Speyside’s first full-service creative agency based in Scotland’s largest Scotch whisky producing region and home to some of Scotland’s top brands.
Spey has made its mark since it was officially opened by Joint Managing Director of Walkers Shortbread in August with several premium clients on its client roster and recognition with prestigious awards. It won the title of ‘Most Promising Business’ at the Moray Chamber Awards 2017, the ‘Working Together in Tourism’ award at the 2017 Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards for management of The Malt Whisky Trail and a nalist for The Drum Creative Awards and Scottish Rural Awards 2018.
Commenting on her appointment, Eleanor Bradford said:
“I am delighted to be joining this fast-growing communications agency in the heart of Speyside. Spey has already been named the area’s most promising enterprise and I look forward to using my PR skills to grow this the business and assist other ambitious brands to showcase their products and expertise. I will be tapping into my 20 years of media experience working with the best feature writers, editors and producers across the UK.”
Welcoming Eleanor’s appointment, Managing Partner Jennifer Robertson said:
“Eleanor brings excellent experience to the company and will work closely with me to build our communications offer as well as enabling us to provide a new service of media training given her extensive experience as a BBC correspondent. She will also play an important role in developing our lifestyle and education PR & marketing service offering.
“I am very fortunate to be building the agency with the support of a great a team of extremely capable and committed people who are working to make Spey one of the best creative communications agencies in Scotland to work in and work with. Spey has proven that local can be global, and you don’t need a city postcode to deliver award-winning work, whilst importantly providing jobs and opportunities in the rural area of Speyside, a global capital of Single Malt Whisky.”
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