Alex Duckett has left his role as Head of News at Red Havas to take control of Manchester based agency, Wentworth PR.
The 27-year-old rose through the ranks at Havas, joining straight from university as a graduate trainee and was named as one of PR Week’s top ’30 Under 30’ in 2012.
He played a key role in many of Havas’s award-winning campaigns, including handling media outreach for this year’s Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll launch.
Duckett has taken over at Wentworth PR from Julie Garrido, who retired this year after more than 30 years at the helm. “This is an exciting new challenge and I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with the fantastic clients that Wentworth PR service currently,” he commented. “There is an opportunity to grow Wentworth to become one of the leading agencies in Manchester and with my vision, experience and determination, I don’t doubt that this will become a reality.”
There was a double reason for celebration as Duckett marked his arrival at Wentworth PR with a new client win. North West based brand Built for Athletes secured Wentworth PR’s services to provide support for the Hero Backpack, a best in class fitness backpack which is specifically designed for athletes.
Nick Costello, Built for Athletes owner, said: “Alex’s ambitions matched our own and we are delighted to have him on board. These are exciting times for Built for Athletes and we are confident that Alex will play a major role in building our brand and, especially, raising the profile of our Hero Backpack.”