From left to right: Francis Ingham, Director General of the PRCA, and Chief Executive of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO); Tom Ewen, Director at Ellwood Atfield; Lord Bell and Ben Atfield, Managing Director of Ellwood Atfield.
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has inducted Lord Bell, former communications advisor to Margaret Thatcher and Founder of Bell Pottinger and Sans Frontières, into the ICCO Hall of Fame.
Ellwood Atfield was delighted to host the award presentation and drinks reception organised by the PRCA and the ICCO on Thursday 13 April 2017 at the ellwood atfield gallery, the first gallery dedicated to exploring the role, character and importance of communications.
Introduced in 2003, ICCO’s Hall of Fame represents an exclusive recognition of the exceptional progress its members have made towards the internationalisation of the public relations industry. Lord Bell launched Lowe Bell Communications in 1989 and was Margaret Thatcher’s communications advisor during three successful general election campaigns. He became chairman of Chime Communications in 1994 and resigned as chairman of Bell Pottinger in 2016.
Charlene Corrin, General Manager at ICCO presents Lord Bell with his awards.
“ICCO’s Hall of Fame is our pantheon of PR legends -and inviting somebody to join it is our way of acknowledging and thanking those who have shaped our industry. Tim Bell created modern PR. He elevated our work from the peripheral to the very heart of every organisation’s endeavours. So we are incredibly proud that he today joins the ICCO Hall of Fame.”
Francis Ingham, Chief Executive of ICCO.
Francis Ingham and Lord Bell in front of Lord Bell’s “Labour isn’t working” poster created for Margaret Thatcher’s first general election campaign in 1979.
Photos by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).