Ben Powell joins Hough Bellis as Account Director

Ben Powell has become the latest recruit at Hough Bellis following a strong period of growth, joining the team as Account Director. He will play a leading role in ensuring that the expectations of clients are met at all times and will help the agency to meet the growing demand for impactful campaigns and political engagement.

Cheshire-based Ben has 13 years of experience in delivering high-impact communications, media relations, campaigns and public affairs. He joins Hough Bellis from the senior management team at 38 Degrees, one of the UK’s biggest campaign organisations. Prior to that, he held senior communications roles at two trade unions.

After qualifying in law, Ben spent the early part of his career in local and national politics, working in Westminster as a political advisor and serving for six-years as a local councillor. Ben has also held board level positions at Marketing Cheshire and Avenue Services, and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for a housing association.

He said: “I am thrilled to be joining at what is an incredibly exciting time for the business. The reputation that Bobbie and the team have built over the last five-years is second to none – Hough Bellis has established itself as a must-have partner for any organisation with a social purpose.

“I’m looking forward to helping some outstanding organisations to tell their stories, and I’ll use my experience in delivering campaigns to ensure that they can make a strong impact at the highest level.”

Hough Bellis Managing Director Bobbie Hough added: “Ben embodies our values and has a clear passion for doing work that improves lives and communities.

“The experience that Ben brings to the team will enable us to broaden our offer to clients, building on some of the really exciting campaign work that we have undertaken over the last couple of years.”