Former Costcutter PR lead joins Yorkshire agency

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by David Prior

Harrogate agency Acceleris has hired Costcutter's former PR and communications manager.

Simon Brown joins the agency - which also has a London base - as account director after six years with the supermarkets group.

He will also lead the agency’s Digital Insights division, which was launched at the start of the year.

Louise Vaughan, managing director at Acceleris, said: “Simon brings a wealth PR and communications experience to Acceleris having worked across numerous campaigns for national brands both in-house and with agency roles.

“He has been a trusted communications advisor throughout his career, working directly with marketing directors and CEOs and his significant in-house and retail experience gives Acceleris a real point of difference.”

Before Costcutter, Brown spent a decade at Leeds-based Ptarmigan Bell Pottinger.

Acceleris works with clients including independent energy provider Utilita and trade union Nautilus International.