Specialist integrated communications agency Redleaf, has promoted Vanessa Chance to Associate Director in the company’s professional and financial services team.
Vanessa is an award-winning PR with over 10 years’ experience in financial services PR, gained at both in-house and agency level. Vanessa joined Redleaf from LV=, where she spent four years building up the general insurance media relations and delivered LV=’s first front page news story with the Daily Telegraph on referral fees pre-LASPO. During this time, the LV= press office was voted best ABI member press office and Vanessa was voted best General Insurance PR at the 2014 Headline Money awards.
Vanessa has worked with a range of brands in her agency career across the insurance, pensions and investment sector, including Aviva, AXA IM, Charles Taylor, CII, Alliance Trust AM, Rowanmoor, B&CE Pension Schemes, HSBC Workplace Retirement Solutions, The Annuity Bureau, Close Asset Management, Scottish Provident, Zurich Life and Alexander Forbes.
Commenting on her promotion, Charles Ansdell, managing director, financial services at Redleaf, said:
"Vanessa has made a great contribution to the agency in terms of managing clients and bringing in new business in the time she has been here. Her creativity, energy and excellent selling-in ability have helped us deliver award-winning campaigns for clients and her promotion is well deserved.
"Redleaf is growing and winning more business across the whole financial services spectrum and this is largely due to the strength of our team here. We look forward to Vanessa continuing to play an important role supporting our new business initiatives and delivering for our clients.”