Firstlight makes senior hire and promotion to Director and Associate roles

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by Charlie Spargo

Multi-sector communications consultancy Firstlight has strengthened its senior team with the respective hire and promotion of Zack King and Sam Rowe.

Former Grayling Kenya MD King joins as Associate Director, while Sam Rowe, who's been with Firstlight for four years, is made Director. Founded in 2009, Firstlight works with clients including eBay, DWF and the City & Guilds Group.

King himself has more than 10 years of communications experience, and while at Grayling Kenya worked with leading names including Barclays Bank and Huawei. He is well-versed in crisis and change management, having worked in that area with leading clients before.

Rowe has played a large part in growing Firstlight's client base and content capabilities over the years, and moves to Director to evolve this offering further and focus on a best-in-class service for new and existing clients.

Paul Davies, Founder and Managing Director at Firstlight, said: “We are really pleased to be welcoming Zack to the firstlight family. We believe his fresh perspective will be invaluable for our clients. I’m thrilled also to announce Sam’s promotion. She has been instrumental as we’ve grown the business over the last four years.”

Zack King said: “I am delighted to be joining the Firstlight team, and am looking forward to working with our clients to help them to make a difference in their many diverse and creative fields.”

Sam Rowe added: “The talent of the Firstlight team, our roster of fantastic clients and the integrity of the agency and its leaders all make me proud to be a part of this business. We have exciting and ambitious plans for the future and I can’t wait to play a part in leading the agency into the next stage of its journey.”