Since taking charge at Manchester-headquartered Citypress in 1998 – assuming the reins from his father David, the founder – Tattersall has overseen its development into one of the most recognised and admired PR agencies in the region.

With billings of £3.2m, around 50 staff across five offices and plans to expand in London, it was recently the only Northern agency to win a place on the Post Office roster. Tattersall, 40, owns two-thirds of the company with his wife Donna, the company’s finance director.