Costa recruits corporate comms manager

Coffee chain Costa has appointed Thrive PR’s Esme Knight as corporate communications manager.

Knight takes responsibility for corporate communications, 223b9e4policy development, and crisis and issues management within Costa’s comms team. Reporting to Kerry Parkin, head of CSR and communications, Knight will work with Costa’s retained agencies Another Word, One Green Bean and Carmargue.

Parkin said: “We are delighted that Esme has chosen to join the Costa team, ahead of what is going to be a very exciting year. Esme’s breadth of skills, as well as her multi market experience will be invaluable as the brand grows overseas.”

She was most recently an account director at Thrive PR in Australia working for brands such as TwitterAU, Ubisoft and SquareAU. She has also held a senior management position at education academy sponsor E-ACT.

Knight added: “Costa is a UK success story and I am very proud to work for a company with such incredible brand DNA and heritage. I am looking forward to building my career at Costa and working on some fantastic projects this year.”

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