Fourtold’s Strong Growth Continues with the Appointment of Strategic PR and Corporate Comms Expert Neil Thomas as Associate Director

March 2nd, 2022 – Additional Hires Join Fourtold’s Brussels Office

The growth of integrated strategic communications and public affairs consultancy, Fourtold, continues to gather pace with the appointment of Neil Thomas as Associate Director to its Oxford office.  

Neil holds an MA in International Politics and joins from Grayling where he was a Senior Account Director, leading on corporate comms accounts for global brands across a range of vertical sectors – including technology, telecoms, utilities, commodities, engineering, and building materials. Prior to this, he was at Hill & Knowlton Strategies.  

Debbie Parriss, Fourtold’s Managing Partner comments: “Neil adds even greater breadth and depth to our evolving corporate communications and public affairs offer. He has an impressive background of leading integrated campaigns for companies across a wide range of sectors but with similar priorities – from ESG and sustainability to digitalisation. His experience fits seamlessly into Fourtold’s purpose of helping clients address and leverage some of the world’s greatest science and tech challenges. 

Kristina Gyosheva and Darragh Duncan also join Fourtold’s Brussels team as Associate Consultant and Intern, respectively. Kristina joins from the European Commission where she contributed to work relating to the digital and green transition, SMEs, industry, and the Single Market. Darragh joins from an internship at the European Committee of the Regions, where he worked on the twin transition with respect to the regions around Europe. 

Fourtold now numbers over thirty people in the UK, Belgium, Germany, and the US. Recent arrivals include James Holtum as Senior Advisor and Head of Political Engagement; Managing Consultant Marin Hirschfeld; Senior Consultant Zoha Azhar, and consultant Jordan-Nicolas Matte. 

The appointments of Neil, Kristina, and Darragh build on Fourtold’s fast-growing science, health, and technology client base, and reputation for integrated advocacy and communications work with global organisations, including Vodafone, PepsiCo, and Johnson & Johnson.  

Fourtold was set up in 2013 and provides its clients with smart, modern, integrated hands-on communications and public affairs consultancy – from strategy to delivery – in the UK, EU, and internationally. It helps clients gain trust in the science and technologies that can help tackle the global challenges of our time. 

Fourtold works with global organisations including Vodafone, PepsiCo, Healthy Europe, Johnson & Johnson, CropLife Europe (formerly ECPA), and Brewers of Europe.  


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Note to editors:

Fourtold ( is an independent consultancy, providing strategic communications and reputation counsel to global organisations in the health, science, and technology industries.

Fourtold operates from Oxford, Brussels, Germany, and Boston in the USA and has a network of associates across Europe. The consultancy has active partnerships with other independent consultancies to broaden and add depth to its public affairs offer.

In 2018, Fourtold was named the PRCA’s Medium Consultancy of the Year in its annual UK award. In the same year, it was recognised in the European Association Awards, and was a finalist in the Best Agency Outside London category of the PR Week Awards.


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