Hampshire: Jargon PR appoints Kevin Taylor as first non-exec chairman

Thames Valley-based B2B PR consultancy Jargon PR has appointed ex-CC Group founding director and former CIPR president Kevin Taylor as its first non-executive chairman.

kevin-taylorAs one of its original directors, Taylor helped CC Group grow from a four-person team in Reading to a leading B2B and tech specialist consultancy before exiting the business in 2009 to start his own specialist practice, Robertson Taylor PR. Today, Taylor works with start-ups and niche mobile industry players, as well as providing both tactical support and strategic consultancy to a small portfolio of consultancies and clients.

“I’m thrilled to be able to work with someone as experienced and knowledgeable about PR and the business of both running a consultancy and developing a team as Kevin,” says Jargon PR’s founder and managing director, Simon Corbett. “I’ve known Kevin a long time, but in a short period of time working with him, I’ve already benefited from his wise counsel and seen the impact on the team of his advice and mentoring. I have no doubt that with Kevin’s support we can take Jargon PR to the next level.”

Taylor spoke about how he got to know the consultancy and its team before accepting the new role. “It was a new appointment for Simon and Jargon PR, and it was very important for us both that there was a good fit. The best way to test that was to spend some time with Simon and the team.”

“I recognise in Jargon PR many of the characteristics of my early days working in consultancy. There’s a great atmosphere, and the enthusiasm and talent of the team is clear for all to see. I’m looking forward to helping Simon, the Jargon PR team, and the business itself grow and develop over the coming years.”