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Hurst sets up PR firm for the mortgage market

Former Future Mortgages communications manager Richard Hurst is setting up on his own to offer PR and communications support.

He is aiming his services at the newer or medium-sized players in the mortgage market. He intends to work on a contract basis and promises to raise his clients&#39 profile significantly.

Hurst will advise on all aspects of public relations including helping firms to recruit and train an internal PR officer.

He left Future in August and his previous jobs include being marketing manager at IFonline and public relations manager at Bristol & West.

Hurst says: “Although I am not excluding the opportunity to work for bigger lenders I believe there is a strong niche opportunity for some of the newer or medium-sized players. Skilled and expert professionals set up these firms but it is rare they have the experience or personnel on hand to deliver best in class communications.

“I believe that many would benefit from hiring someone with this experience for perhaps a three month contract to significantly raise their profile and set up an effective ongoing internal press office.”

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