Connect strengthens team ahead of General Election

Connect Communications has appointed Paul Beckford to join its growing team ahead of the General Election.

Well known throughout the public affairs industry, Paul joins as an Account Director from Cogitamus Ltd, and brings with him considerable experience in the transport and local government sector. Paul will provide strategic counsel and delivery across Connect’s client base, including working on their wide-ranging planning and transport focused clients.

Paul plays a leading role within the public affairs industry, sitting on the APPC’s Management Committee and acting as Membership Secretary for the CIPR Public Affairs Committee, and he is a founding member of their Young Consultants Committee.

Paul is joined by recent graduate trainee appointment Charlie Wells, who will play a key role in the delivery of Connect’s parliamentary and political monitoring service, Connect Intelligence.

Connect Director, Laura Blake said: “We’re thrilled that Paul is joining Connect at what is a really exciting time for the company and the industry as a whole. His experience and understanding of Parliament will help our clients to hit the ground running in May, and I’m sure that he will become a key member of the Connect team.”

Paul said: “Connect is a household name in the public affairs industry and I hope to develop my skills and expertise as the business continues to grow and innovate. It is an interesting time for the industry, with the developments around the statutory register and of course the upcoming General Election and I look forward to an exciting year ahead.”

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