PLMR, has appointed the former Chair of the Education Select Committee and ex-Conservative MP for Stroud, Neil Carmichael, as a Senior Adviser. Neil Carmichael, who joins our award-winning agency today, served seven years in the House of Commons from 2010-2017. During his time in parliament Neil was a member of the Environmental Audit Committee (2010-2015) and the Education Select Committee (2010-2017), the latter of which he chaired from 2015 onwards.
Neil started his career as a livestock farmer in Northumberland, before he went on to work as a Lecturer in Modern British Political History, Rural Economic Development, and EU Policies and Instructions and then forged a career in public affairs at JBP and healthcare and public sector specialist law firm, Bevan Brittan. Neil will be working for PLMR one day a week to provide senior counsel to clients and to contribute to business growth.
PLMR is an integrated communications agency, specialising in healthcare, education, agriculture, tech, energy and transport. PLMR won two awards at the latest Public Affairs Awards, including the coveted Consultancy Campaign of the Year Award for its work with London City Airport. PLMR has offices in Westminster and Edinburgh and is part of the Global Communications Alliance, a network of high-quality independent agencies from around the world.
Speaking about the appointment Neil Carmichael said:
“I am delighted to be joining PLMR. The combination of being part of a great team and having the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients is going to be stimulating and interesting. With so many areas of public policy being contested, reformed and scrutinised, there will be plenty to do for businesses and professions with ambitions to be modern, responsive and engaged.”
Commenting on the role, PLMR’s MD, Elin de Zoete, added:
“Neil brings a wealth of relevant experience to PLMR, from his in-depth knowledge of education, agriculture and Europe, to his detailed understanding of parliamentary process and policy development. We are honoured to be welcoming Neil to PLMR and look forward to the value he will bring for clients, new business prospects and the wider team.”