Communications and marketing agency Pelican Communications has hired Trinity Mirror’s Jessica Beckett and former Blackpool Gazette senior reporter Joe Robinson.
Beckett has worked in senior roles within the Manchester Evening News group of titles for some seven years. At Pelican, she will work across a number of food, foodservice and logistics accounts, managing a small team of consultants.
Robinson was most recently a communications manager for Blackpool Council and has served in parliamentary comms. His journalism experience includes time at BBC Radio 4 as well as The Gazette in Blackpool. He will work across a number of food, packaging and environmental accounts.
Both will drive the business and will play a role in winning new accounts and assisting junior team members.
Pelican MD, Michael Bennett, said: “Its great news for Pelican to have secured two of the region’s leading communications professionals. They both understand our key food, foodservice, packaging, environment and outdoor markets and have vast experience in both journalism and communications.
“In their short time with us so far they have hit the ground running and are already making good progress and serving our clients with distinction. I look forward to seeing them progress and help deliver Pelican’s motto of ‘driving brilliant results’ for our clients.”
Pelican was founded by former newspaper editor Michael Bennett and currently works with the likes of Tate & Lyle, FCC Environment and British Metal Recycling Association.