Sheffield communications agency Counter Context has strengthened its team with the appointment of former PR agency director, Jane Whitham.

Jane, who set up and ran award-winning Leeds PR agency Cream Consultancy,  joins the Counter Context team as Account Director. She will head up the company’s fast-growing PR division.

Counter Context provides communications and public affairs services, primarily to clients in the built environment and energy sectors.

The PR team’s growth follows a number of recent client wins. These include major international architecture and design firm BDP and also New Era Development, who are behind the £66 million New Era Square scheme in Sheffield.

Alexis Krachai, MD at Counter Context, said: “Over the past 25 years we’ve built a strong reputation engaging, promoting and consulting our clients.

“Some of the most successful businesses in Europe trust our work. When it comes to PR, we are seeing more clients turn to us for expert support.

“Our work with clients helps them connect with communities, politicians and decision makers. We are proud to be involved in the transformation of many UK towns and city centres at Counter Context.

“We also work with with the renewable energy sector which is working towards a world run on green energy. Our work today is helping to ensure future generations have access to clean air and public spaces they can be rightly proud of.”

The agency, which employs 20, has offices in Sheffield, Manchester and London.