Counter Context has boosted its team of communications, engagement and politics specialists this autumn, appointing three talented graduates.
The Sheffield based communications and public affairs company welcomed new account executives, James Senior and Matthew Addy in September. They were joined last month by a third account executive, Christof Turzynski, who had previously been on a work placement at the city council’s economic development agency, Creative Sheffield.
Both Christof and Matthew have recently completed Masters degrees in International Business at the University of Sheffield and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, respectively. This learning and insight into national and global affairs will be applied to their roles at Counter Context, where political and media analysis and advice are significant parts of the company’s remit.
James, who studied History and Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, brings a specialist understanding of sustainability and environmental issues, having lobbied his own university to divest its fossil fuel investments.
He will be using this knowledge and experience to support the range of renewable energy developments in Counter Context’s portfolio, including solar farms and offshore wind farm developments.
Counter Context has a strong reputation for attracting and retaining the region’s top graduates, owing to its specialist and high-profile work within the built environment sectors. This includes transport networks, property development and energy infrastructure.
Account director Harriet Knowles said: “We are delighted to welcome Matthew, James and Christof to Counter Context. As the only company born and bred in Sheffield with our specialism and levels of expertise, we think it’s important to attract and maintain talented people in our city.
“Our trio of new recruits are politically astute and understand why this is so important in the world we live in today. From Brexit, to devolution, to climate change, our job is to understand and contextualise these movements for our clients to help them achieve project success.
“The appointments come at a very exciting time. We have recently secured several new contracts across the renewable energy, education and transport sectors and we can’t wait to see our new account executives get stuck into these projects, bringing a huge amount of knowledge and insight to our clients.”