Alex Henshall (High-res)

Knutsford-based recruitment firm Brookfield Rose has appointed Alex Henshall as senior PR and communications consultant.

Henshall has more than 15 years’ experience in PR and marketing communications and joins Brookfield Rose after nearly a decade at Good Relations, formerly Bell Pottinger.

He managed the reputations for a number of high-profile situations during that time, including the 2011 saline poisonings at Stepping Hill Hospital and for Catalyst Healthcare (Manchester), the PFI consortium managing the £500 million Central Manchester University Hospitals project.


At Brookfield Rose, Henshall will be responsible for leading the group’s PR and communications function across the group’s 13 commercial and consumer brands, while building media relationships raising awareness of the group’s companies across regional, national and trade media.

Belinda Walmsley, group marketing manager at Brookfield Rose, said: “It’s great to have Alex on board. He has the necessary skills and experience to help all the brands across the group gain the media attention they deserve. He is already proving to be an integral part of the team and expect him to flourish in the role.”