Lexington North grows Public Affairs team with new Associate Director hire

28th January 2022, 11:37 am

Earlier this month, Emily Carter was appointed Associate Director for public affairs at the strategic communications agency.

Carter previously worked at DevoConnect and in Parliament for a number of northern MPs. Her areas of expertise include net zero, housing, health, transport and education and she has established and managed cross-party campaigns, All Party Parliamentary Groups and successful engagement programmes with Ministers and MP as well as regional and local Leaders. She is also a member of the NextGen PRCA Committee which represents practitioners with fewer than 10 years of experience in the industry and focuses on providing support, a network and a voice for new practitioners. She was elected on a pledge to bring a regional perspective to the Committee.

With the Government’s commitment to levelling up, Departments and business’ moving out of London and the promise of more powers for regional and local leaders in the long awaited Levelling Up White Paper, the public affairs industry is following suit and Carter’s role will be to grow Lexington North’s public affairs division and deliver strategic advice and smart, insightful campaigns for their clients with drawing on expertise of all levels of political power in the UK.

“I’m delighted to welcome Emily to our public affairs team at Lexington,” said Paul Boyfield, Managing Director of Lexington North. “We have continued to grow over the last 18 months and adding her wealth of talent and experience to the business will help us grow further and provide a truly integrated communications offer to our clients.”

This hire comes alongside other new appointments in the property and planning teams to support Lexington North’s growth into other sectors and the expansion of their public affairs division in the North.

Jack Boyce also joined as an Associate Director in November. Boyce has over eight years of experience developing campaign strategies and providing engagement advice – over three years in consultancy and five years in Party and Parliamentary politics. He has extensive experience in the residential sector, including strategic site promotion and pre-application consultations.

Jess Fearon who has a background in planning and Freddie Hyde have also joined the property division in Manchester.

Lexington has offices in Manchester, Leeds, London, Birmingham and Cambridge.

Get in touch via Emily.carter@lexcomm.co.uk

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