I first met Davnet when I started working at Consolidated Communications (which is now part of Four Communications). She was more senior to me and earmarked as a rising star in the agency. Then she left us and quickly worked her way to up to become a director at Cake, delivering work that turned us green with envy.
Since then, she’s gone on to do more great things at Unity and M&C Saatchi PR, as I followed two steps behind in her wake at other agencies. Clients and colleagues who had the fortune to work with her described her to me as a “Leg end” (sic) and “a class act”, because of her uncanny ability to bring the best out of people, and offer empathetic and valuable counsel to board-level clients.
I’d always harboured a mix of respect and jealousy for her career, but finally I can lay rest to the latter and nurture the former, because Davnet’s joined the team as our non executive director.
Davnet will work closely with me to ensure that Fanclub retains its unique people-led culture as we grow, and will also help us deliver strategic high-level consultancy to our clients.
You can probably tell that I’m pretty chuffed to be finally working with Davnet. London’s PR industry doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to looking after its people. I’ve high hopes that with Davnet’s help, we’ll be able to show the industry that a culture that puts people first can lead to commercial success and creative excellence.