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Former Editor Joins Beattie

Monday, 12 April 2010

Charles McGhee, the former editor of The Herald, has joined Beattie Communications.


He will head the PR consultancy's public sector team in Scotland and his arrival co-incides with the launch of Beattie's new public sector website  - http://www.beattieps.com/


"I am delighted to be joining Beattie Communications," said Charles. "The agency is extremely well-equipped to expand its footprint in the public sector.


"Our long-established experience in this sector, coupled with an extensive range of services spanning PR, web marketing, advertising, media buying, direct mail and a specialist team of careers counsellors, gives us an all-embracing and unrivalled client offering."


 "Our aim will be to give public sector organisations real value for money," he added, "and I'm sure the competition will be good for everyone."


Laurna O'Donnell, Beattie group managing director, said: "In recent years, our focus has been on the private sector. I'm looking forward to working with Charles to develop our public sector business."


As well as editing The Herald, Charles was an award-winning editor of Glasgow's Evening Times and acted as consultant editor for the launch of the Sunday Herald. He is also a past president of the UK Society of Editors and a former member of Britain's press watchdog, the Press Complaints Commission.


Beattie's private sector clients include giants such as Marks & Spencer, Rolls-Royce, Specsavers Opticians, easyJet, Land Securities and GlaxoSmithKline.


Public sector clients in Scotland include Edinburgh Napier University, Cardonald College and the National Library of Scotland.


Beattie Communications has eight offices in the UK and a partner network spanning 40 countries.  


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