Former journalist Chris Marritt has moved from Weber Shandwick to Citypress as an account director.

Marritt, who spent six years in journalism with the Press Association and the Daily Mail before joining Weber Shandwick last March, will lead a number of national financial services and corporate briefs.

Chris Marritt

Chris Marritt

He’ll also form part of the agency’s senior reputation advisory team, which provides crisis and issues management support.

Martin Currie, Citypress managing director, said: “Chris’ journalism and communications expertise is a great asset to the agency and reflects our commitment to both quality editorial content and strategic media consulting.”

Citypress recently hired another former journalist, James Ferguson.

Marritt added: “As well as having a strong reputation for consultancy, Citypress has a rich vein of journalistic experience running throughout the agency.

“As the demand from clients for outstanding editorial content grows, this is an exciting time to be joining an agency with such a strong heritage of investing in journalistic talent.”

Headquartered in Manchester, Citypress works with clients including the Midcounties Co-operative, american golf and Keolis.