Andy Coulson, ex-News of the World editor and a former Downing Street director of comms, has joined forces with Pitch’s chief exec Henry Chappell to launch Coulson Chappell, a corporate comms consultancy that offers “discreet” strategic comms and corporate advice.
The newly-formed agency will provide strategic comms support and corporate advice to business leaders, companies and organisations in sport and other industries. It will also provide services including speech writing and media training.
Coulson is a former Conservative Party and Downing Street director of communications. He was also editor of the News of the World between 2003 and 2007 following a long career in national newspapers.
Chappell is the CEO of sports comms specialist Pitch and has some 20 years in the sports industry.
Coulson Chappell will operate separately to Pitch although the companies will look to share resources.
Coulson said: “I’ve always wanted to establish and grow my own company and, in Henry, I have the perfect business partner. From our combined experience, Coulson Chappell can offer a unique perspective to clients looking for clear, discreet and effective strategic advice.”
Chappell added: “With Andy’s extensive experience across media and politics and a growing demand from CEOs, companies and organisations for strategic corporate and communications advice, we feel there is a real opportunity to establish a new agency in the marketplace.”