tml Partners appoints new Executive Director of Communications for Foot Anstey LLP

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Foot Anstey LLP are among the UK’s top 100 law firms, with 50 partners and over 500 staff. Led by Managing Partner, John Westwell, Foot Anstey have expanded by 95% in the last six years.  The firm continues to make headline investments in people and technology to ensure value and quality, focussing on helping clients to achieve their strategic ambitions. The firm has successfully grown organically via a bold and agile strategy, attracting significant industry attention and multiple accolades and awards, including the British Legal Awards, MPF Awards for Management Excellence, and South West Business Insider.

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Tom Morgan-Harris has successfully supported Foot Anstey with the appointment of their new Executive Director of Corporate Communications. Tom partnered with Caroline Watts, Director of BD and Marketing, on this high-profile search and appointment.

The Executive Director of Communications will play an integral role in the development of the firm’s brand, and lead the communications strategy working closely with Caroline and the leadership team. Tom and the team at tml Partners provided an extensive map of the market across the South West and nationwide across the UK, unlocking talent from his extensive network of communications professionals to deliver a range of profiles.

Commenting on her experiences with tml Partners; Caroline said,

Having received an excellent candidate experience engaging with David Price to secure my own role with firm, I was excited to partner with tml’s specialist corporate affairs practice to support the future development of our growing team. Tom Morgan-Harris invested significant time to really get to know the firm and our core drivers. He provided tremendous counsel regarding the corporate affairs landscape, and successfully unpicked our priorities to identify our ideal candidate for this business critical role” 

Tom, David and the team’s knowledge of the professional services sector is superb, and this is matched by their deep-rooted specialism across corporate communications, in addition to marketing and business development. I would be delighted to recommend tml Partners and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come. 

Caroline Watts, BD & Marketing Director, Foot Anstey LLP

Matt Samuel was successfully appointed as the Executive Director of Communications, to work closely with Caroline and the leadership team at Foot Anstey to help to shape the brand and communications strategy.  Prior to Foot Anstey, Matt has worked both agency and inhouse, most recently he was with Accenture where he held a number of leadership roles across communications over the last twelve years.

Of his experiences partnering with tml Partners, Matt Samuel highlighted;

“Tom worked hard to make the process incredibly smooth from start to finish. At every stage, he provided detailed background on the role, the company, the interview format and expectations. Most importantly, it was hugely helpful that he kept me updated daily on where we were in the cycle, and that reassurance is so important for any candidate.”

Matt Samuel, Executive Director of Communications, Foot Anstey LLP

tml Partners is an international corporate communications and executive marketing recruitment firm. Exercising control over how information flows from an organisation to the broader public is more critical than ever. At tml Partners we specialise in sourcing and placing highly skilled senior-level communications and corporate affairs talent.

Tom Morgan-Harris heads up the Corporate Affairs recruitment at tml Partners and is currently partnering with leading brands across across professional services, financial services, consumer and heavily regulated industries. If you are looking to hire into your team, then we are highly experienced and ready to help.

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