New staff and new clients at Recognition!


Recognition Marketing and PR, the national public relations consultancy based in the North East, has grown its team to help meet the needs of its expanding client base.

The Darlington based firm has appointed a new consultant and two support staff, having won a series of new clients for 2012.

Among Recognition’s clients wins are:

  • Truckman, the Midlands based manufacturer of the toughest hardtops on the market for all makes and models of pick-up truck.
  • Carlton and Co a development company based in Newton Aycliffe, offering its clients expertise in investment, developments, construction and enterprise.
  • Glen Care, a specialist provider of supported living services based in the South East of England and London, working in partnership with the NHS, local authorities, social services and mire than 35 PCT’s.
  • Wetherby Whaler, the rapidly expanding traditional high quality fish and chip family business established in 1969 in Tadcaster with four restaurants based in Wetherby, Wakefield, York and Pudsey.

Recognition has appointed Fiona Charlton as a PR Consultant, Michaela Salvati as PR Assistant and Stephanie Gardner as an Administrative Assistant.

Fiona Charlton joins Recognition’s Business to Business team, working with clients such as NOF Energy, DurhamGate, The Institution of Civil Engineers and Pimlico Plumbers.

Fiona brings numerous years of experience within the financial, customer service and education sectors.

Michaela Salvati, who graduated with a MA in English Literature from Edinburgh University, joins Recognition to assist the Consumer and Health Care team, working with leading clients such as Just Learning, Vertu Motors and Black Sheep Brewery.

Michaela was interviewed by BBC TV correspondent Hugh Pym in October regarding the amount of young people in the region struggling to find employment. Graham Robb, Senior Partner of Recognition was extremely impressed with Michaela’s interview and liaised with 'Common Purpose Tees Young Million' the leadership development group, to organise a meeting with Michaela to discuss potential job opportunities for her at Recognition.

Stephanie Gardner who has a NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration has been appointed to assist with administrative tasks within Recognition. Stephanie had been unemployed for a year before undertaking an intense job search programme run by Triage, a private sector business working in partnership with the jobcentre, whose ultimate aim is to attain long-term sustainable employment for 18 - 24 year olds.

Graham Robb, Senior Partner, said:"It is an exciting time at Recognition and with such great client wins and three new members of staff our team is growing from strength to strength. Fiona, Michaela and Stephanie are all very enthusiastic individuals who bring a varied skill set to Recognition and I'm confident that they will quickly become valuable members of our team and have successful careers ahead of them"

"Over the last twenty years, Recognition has grown to become one of the North East's largest PR firms. We have done this by continually developing the firm’s staff and pushing the boundaries in terms of the technology and new media."

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