Ellwood Atfield, the communications and advocacy headhunter, is pleased to announce that Barry Hartness is joining the company as a Consultant specialising in Public Affairs and Policy recruitment.
Barry started his career in a public affairs agency before moving to Parliament where he was a political adviser and researcher for a Secretary of State. He subsequently worked in the corporate and public affairs teams at the British Retail Consortium and the National Housing Federation. Joining Ellwood Atfield, he brings respected insights to the team, clients and candidates.
Barry Hartness says, “I am delighted to be joining the team at Ellwood Atfield at this exciting and unprecedented time for advocacy professionals. I look forward to working with our clients to help secure the talent for their advocacy and lobbying work.”
Geraldine Hetherington, Director at Ellwood Atfield says, “We are delighted that Barry has joined Ellwood Atfield and brings with him an in-depth expert knowledge of the public affairs sector. As clients look to navigate this uncertain political landscape, his sector knowledge will be invaluable for them to build strong public affairs teams going forward.”
This appointment further strengthens Ellwood Atfield’s expertise in the communications sector. With dedicated teams focussing on all disciplines of communications, policy and public affairs, Ellwood Atfield is ideally positioned to help those looking for a new career path, or looking to strengthen their teams. The company has grown through appointing eight new members to these teams in 2019, in support of their growth plans and continues to place professionals in roles from manager – CEO level on a permanent and interim basis.
Ellwood Atfield is the communications and advocacy headhunter.