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5th October 2017

Hornbeam Expands Team With Appointment of guild member Gill Shaffer

Newly established food, farming and rural communications marketing agency, Hornbeam, based in Croydon, Cambridgeshire, has appointed Gill Shaffer as Partner.

Gill has over 25 years of experience in communications and previously worked in several top ten PR Consultancies, in-house for Fuller’s, one of London’s leading brewers and retailers and most recently, as an independent practitioner, managing her own client base as well as working with other marketing and public relations consultancies.

Rebecca Dawson, Managing Director, Hornbeam says: “We have extensive experience in the agribusiness, agriculture and food sectors and Gill’s breadth of experience in the drinks industry, particularly breweries, as well as other related sectors will be an asset to our existing client base. She will be instrumental in growing the business in the food, drink and farm to fork sectors.”

Real Ale, the London-based specialist beer liquid delicatessen and lead supplier to M&S for own-label and branded beers, Norfolk-based Woodforde’s Brewery, and German brewer, Veltins, will be moving across with her to Hornbeam.

Since launching nine months ago Hornbeam’s client base has grown rapidly and includes: Lyster Grillet and Harding (Cambridge architects); East of England Agricultural Society (regional agricultural charity); Merial Animal Health (veterinary medicine manufacturer and now part of Boehringer Ingelheim); New Holland Agriculture (agricultural machinery manufacturer); BASIS Registration (pesticide accreditation and training organisation); and Sulky Burel (agricultural equipment manufacturer).

Hornbeam is part of the Ferrier Pearce Creative Group, an independent group of creative communication agencies with over 25 years of experience and offices in London, Cambridgeshire, Poland and Dublin.

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DOI: 5.9.17