PR, content and events agency JComms has made key appointments as it continues to expand its business in the UK and Ireland markets.
Chris Harrison becomes Managing Director of the Belfast-headquartered company, whilst Joris Minne has been made Chairman. This follows the appointment of Jane Williams as Brand Communications Director earlier this year.
Jane Wells – one of the PR industry’s most respected figures – will hand on the role of Managing Director and become Events & PR Director as part of the changes, having been MD for 19 years.
The announcement comes as the company continues to grow its blue-chip client base, which includes corporates like Ulster Bank, Almac and Harland & Wolff, consumer brands such as IKEA, Specsavers and Flybe, and technology companies such as Novosco.
In the past year, JComms has grown its workforce to 14 people, expanded its dedicated digital content offering, creating a team of three people, and added new clients such as Norbrook, Cayan, Around Noon, Totalmobile and KME Steelworks. It has also grown the volume of work it does in the Republic of Ireland and GB.
In addition, the company is promoting Claire McKee to Senior Consultant and Orry Robinson to Consultant in recognition of their continuing progress in delivering exceptional work for clients.
Jane Wells says: “JComms has been in business for over 40 years, providing counsel, support and advice to some of the biggest and best-known companies and organisations in the local market. In more recent years, we have also grown a hugely exciting new dimension to the company in the form of digital content services, brand communications, and work outside of Northern Ireland. Our new appointments place the company very strongly to capitalise further on opportunities in those areas and to take the business forward to another level.”
Chris Harrison says: “JComms has some of the most expert people in the communications business, including consumer and corporate PR professionals, videographers, designers and digital marketers. And we are delighted to promote Claire and Orry to their new roles. Working with our team, I very much look forward to playing a leading role in driving the business forward to further success into the future.”
Joris Minne says: “Our board and leadership team bring together a very strong blend of skills and experience to ensure that we have the right strategy and delivery capabilities to continue to produce leading-edge work across our client-base.”
JComms won Gold Awards for both Corporate and Consumer PR at the 2017 CIPR PRide Awards. It is multi-award winning, having also secured awards at a NI, UK, European and global level in recent years.