Lifting industry PR company Bridger Howes Limited (BH) has named Jenny Eagle PR and communications manager.
Eagle, formerly editor of Hoist magazine, will join BH on 1 February. She becomes the business’s first major recruit, joining founding directors Mark Bridger and Richard Howes.
She said: “Having served the industrial lifting sector as an editor, I grew attached to the products and people that make the sector such fun to cover. I am proud of the diversity of my editorial portfolio but leapt at the chance to embed myself further in the industry via BH’s book of clients. I have tremendous respect for Mark and Rich, and the work they do.”
Howes said: “I admired what Jenny was able to achieve in such a short space of time as brand captain of Hoist. The title gave me my first editorship back in 2006 so there’s a nice synergy. Many of our clients already know her, and those that don’t will soon get that opportunity. She shares our passion for accurate, informative prose, and the lifting industry.”
Founded in 2014, BH works with many businesses that manufacture, supply, and use lifting equipment all over the world. It is also a stakeholder in the annual Global Lifting Awareness Day, powered by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). This landmark recruitment also comes at a time of ongoing diversification into other industry sectors.
Eagle is a British journalist with 22 years of experience working for international publications including The Daily Mail, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sun, The Mirror, and The Press Association. Career highlights include working with the European Union as a host and facilitator for the EU Citizens Dialogues for the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021 and writing the press brochure for the ‘Women Driving Innovation’ campaign for Tetra Pak.
She has lived and worked in Montpellier, France for 10 years, writing for several online publications covering the food and beverage industry for William Reed Business Media, and more recently as editor of Hoist, owned by Progressive Media International (PMI). In this role, Eagle tripled the title’s following online and on social media by launching a video channel called Hoist Magazine TV (HMTV) and relaunching a periodical supplement, Dockside Lift & Move, covering all aspects of the onshore / offshore industry.
Eagle can be contacted at [email protected]