Stephen Tacey has joined Montpellier Public Relations to head up its Corporate and Financial Practice, incorporating his independent firm, Charterhouse, within one of Cheltenham’s most respected and well-established public relations firms.

With three decades’ experience in PR and marketing communications, principally within the insurance and financial services sector, Stephen brings with him an established roster of clients who will now benefit from the additional resource and expertise Montpellier can bring to bear.

Formerly full-time MD of Charterhouse, Stephen will assume the role in Montpellier of Senior Consultant, Corporate & Financial, and in between servicing his clients, will focus on helping to strengthen Montpellier’s presence specifically within the financial sector.

Recently relocated to Cheltenham from London, Stephen’s career has mostly been in senior consulting, agency-side, marketing communications roles, working with clients such as AXA, AON, AIB, MCE, QBE, and RSA.

Assuring the directors of Montpellier that he is also happy to work with clients whose names have more than three letters, Stephen – an accomplished copywriter in his own right – is relishing the opportunity to build on Montpellier’s twenty-five-year track record in this increasingly important sector of the marketplace.

“I’m delighted to be joining Montpellier. It’s great to have the opportunity to work with such a dynamic, professional and friendly team. This feels like a business that is going places and I’m very much looking forward to playing my part in its future success.”

Montpellier’s CEO Guy Woodcock comments: “Stephen is a very welcome addition to our team, bringing a wealth of technical experience and in-depth knowledge of the financial sector. But he’s also a great guy to work with and has already made a really positive impression with the staff and management team here. We’re very excited to be building something special together.”