Hugh Birley was Chief Executive and Chairman of Lexis Public Relations, one of the UK’s most successful PR companies. He joined the company in 1995 and led a management buy-out in 2002, before handling a sale to the global Next Fifteen Communications (NFC) group in 2008.
In 2005 Lexis won Best Consumer Campaign, Best Corporate Campaign, and Agency of the Year, a clean sweep of the board never seen before in the PR Week Awards and never bettered since.
He is a fellow of the RSA, and was a member of the PRCA board of management and Chairman of their Best Practice Committee for 3 years.
Recent consultancy projects include agency acquisition, client corporate communications, creative pitch doctoring, executive mentoring, board appraisals and succession planning.
He has also established a classic motorcycling business