I am delighted that Park Street Partners has today appointed another four partners, adding to our content creation capabilities and expanding our reach across Europe.
Joining the roster in the UK are Chris Roberts and Paul Smith. Chris is a media guru, who spent more than 20 years as a senior reporter and presenter with ITN and Sky News. He is fantastic at media and presentation training, and also strategises, dreams up, executes and distributes the most compelling video content.
Meanwhile Paul was one of the key figures in developing the UK’s tech startup scene, co-founding several innovation programmes, and advising the Government on developing and launching Tech North. His background is as an editor and executive producer in radio, and subsequently in media relations here and in the Middle East.
Also becoming a Partner is Garrett Fennell, in my view the best lobbyist and public affairs professional in Dublin. He works with big multinationals, public bodies, third sector organisations and many others who have interests in Ireland and in the EU. His knowledge of the Irish and European political scene is unparalleled.
And finally we have brought Marek Matraszek into our ranks. Marek is a leading light in public affairs and communications across Central Europe. He is based in Warsaw and has offices in Prague, Bratislava and Budapest, as well as affiliates in Bucharest, Sofia, Kiev and the Baltic States. He works with international businesses to design and implement strategic communications and lobbying campaigns in Poland and the whole Central European region.
It is fantastic to add to the existing roster of partners, bringing the total number to 15. Content is king, so expanding our capabilities in content creation and particularly video is massively important. And genuine, in depth, local knowledge is vital, so the greater geographical reach brought to the table by Marek and Garrett is really important. We now cover Dublin, Warsaw, Bratislava, Prague and Budapest as well as the current Park Street Partners geographical network of London, Edinburgh and Birmingham.