Neil Backwith

Director

At work

Before joining Clear B2B in 2008, and following 10 years in increasingly senior marketing roles, Neil spent 22 years helping to grow Countrywide Communications. He turned this small regional consultancy in Banbury into Porter Novelli, one of the top three global PR brands with over 100 offices in 50 countries. Neil held numerous roles, most recently as UK CEO, CEO EMEA and Global Board Director responsible for Strategic Development.

Author of the highly successful book 'Managing Professional Communications Agencies', Neil was honoured with a Founding Fellowship of the PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association). He is also a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and a recent recipient of the Norman Manners Award for PR Professional of the Year.

At play

Outside the office Neil is in demand as a trainer. However, he still finds time to relax in his home studio with his guitar collection where he writes and records. In a similar vein, Neil also helps his daughter and son-in-law with their successful Rock School business. Just another aging rocker then.

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