We are thrilled to announce that we have strengthened our European office with the hire of Katie Spreadbury as director. PRWeek broke the news earlier today.
Katie has 13 years of experience in the financial services industry across multiple sectors, including mobile payments, insurance, savings, credit cards, and business banking. Key previous clients include HSBC, M&G, Barclays, American Express, and Allianz.
Aside from that, Katie and I have a long history of working together successfully. She is driven and passionate in all that she does, delivering the highest of standards to clients. I’m thrilled and honoured she has decided to join our team, and I look forward to working with her as we grow the agency.
Katie was most recently practice director for financial services at Four Communications. Through the acquisition of Templars, Vested established its London office late last year as the centrepiece of its European operation. Globally, we continues to forecast significant growth, in staffing and in our client portfolio, in 2018 and beyond.
As Katie described on the Women in PR website, she was one of 15 individuals that was selected for the 2016/17 PR Week Women In PR Mentoring Scheme, which sought to inspire the next generation of female communications leaders.
Her mentor from that programme, Alison Clarke, a senior adviser for business leaders and communication professionals, said, “Katie’s commitment to professional excellence and innovative client delivery has always been at the core of her ambition and drive. I’m delighted that she has chosen to take this forward with Vested. Mentoring can be central to women in our industry to help and support them in achieving their potential and it’s great to see this in action here.”