Newgate appoints head of recruitment

Corporate communications agency Newgate has appointed Angela Thomas as its first head of recruitment. She will work across Newgate and its parent company AIM-listed Porta Communications plc.

Angela Thomas

Thomas, the former head of agency and corporate practice at communications recruiter Ellwood Atfield, will report to Porta HR director Annmarie Stephenson. She will work closely with senior management and support Porta Group companies including Publicasity and 21:12.

Gavin Devine, chief executive of Newgate and chief operating officer of Porta, said: “Bringing Angela into our team means that we have constant access to a highly experienced recruiter.  Having her in-house will allow us to promote Newgate’s employer brand, and ensure that we attract talented candidates who best fit our company culture. This is a step change in our approach to on-boarding staff; Angela will make a huge impact on Newgate and on Porta.”

Thomas added: “I am delighted to be joining Newgate at an exciting time of strong growth, and I am looking forward to helping to augment what is already an impressive and committed team.”



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