Leading regional communications agency appoints new managing director

PLMR Genesis appoints new managing director

Suffolk based award winning PR and digital marketing agency, PLMR Genesis, has announced the appointment of Tim Miller as Managing Director.

In his new role Tim will take the agency forward as the East of England flagship for PLMR, an independently owned PR company ranked by national trade magazine PR Week in 2023 as a Top 50 UK PR agency. PLMR acquired Genesis PR from its founders Penny and Charles Arbuthnot in October 2021.

Tim, 33, has developed a successful decade long career with the regional agency. Specialising in strategic PR, media relations and public affairs, he has risen through the ranks after moving back to the area in 2013 from London where he had worked in PR for a local authority while completing a Master’s in Public Relations. He lives in Norfolk and has a degree in History and Politics from the University of East Anglia.

PLMR Genesis has a team of 16 PR and digital marketing professionals who work with East of England based national and regional clients in private, public and third sectors including Ingleton Wood, rural broadband provider County Broadband, healthcare companies Xyla Elective Care and Bramacare, the Suffolk Agricultural Association and Notcutts Garden Centres.

Kevin Craig, Founder and CEO of PLMR, said: “The East of England has been of huge importance to me professionally and personally for decades. I am very proud of the contribution we and our clients make to the economy of Ipswich, Suffolk and beyond. I am also very proud of the careers we develop and support and it’s great that our operations in the East of England are now to be headed up by someone who has come up through the ranks after years of dedication and hard work. I am enjoying working with Tim and looking forward to the year ahead.”

On his new appointment, Tim Miller, Managing Director, said: “I am incredibly excited to take PLMR Genesis forward as the flagship for PLMR in this region, while working with current and future clients to achieve their goals. Being part of PLMR enables us to offer additional breadth and depth of services and expertise from a wealth of strategic communications specialists, including former national journalists and former special advisors to senior cabinet ministers.”

He added: “PLMR has a proud history of investing in people, and also invests in communities, and as I take on this new role, I will continue to support the career development of colleagues across the team. We’ll also be continuing our commitment to offering careers advice and work experience, helping to develop and retain the next generation of talent in our region.”

Penny Arbuthnot, founder and former Managing Director of Genesis PR until the acquisition by PLMR, said: “I am thrilled to see Tim appointed as Managing Director. I’ve worked with him for over ten years and I know he is a brilliant PR professional with enormous energy and commitment to getting the right results for clients while building long-term, trusted relationships. He’s also proved to be highly effective in developing and coaching team members and in driving new business development.”

PLMR Genesis won five gold awards at the industry’s prestigious CIPR PRide awards in 2023, including for Best Long Term Client Care for its PR, digital and public affairs work with a heating trade association over 10 years. The agency delivers bespoke PR and digital marketing to drive business growth for clients in sectors including energy, professional services, health, education and third sectors.

PLMR has a head office in Westminster and regional offices in Ipswich, Birmingham, Coventry and Glasgow, giving it outstanding reach and insight across the country. It also has a global network of partners. It works with clients including Jet 2, Ella’s Kitchen, HC-One, Essex County Council and many others.

As part of it mission to make a positive impact, PLMR donates 5% of net profits each year to good causes.

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