PUBLIC relations and marketing agency McKenna Townsend is expanding with the appointment of Ian Payne as associate director.

Ian has been working in PR for 10 years, most recently at a large agency in London with a particular specialism in financial and corporate projects.

He said: “I’m thrilled to be joining McKenna Townsend at this exciting time in its evolution as the company has just celebrated its 10-year anniversary. It has long established itself as a leading agency in the region and I’m delighted to be on board and working with a great variety of high profile national and regional clients.”

Matt McKenna, managing director at Ringwood-based McKenna Townsend, said: “We are really pleased to be welcoming Ian to our busy team. He brings a wealth of experience that will ensure we keep delivering excellent service and great results for our clients.”

McKenna Townsend’s clients include Subway, Fairline Boats, Condor Ferries, Care South and the National Marine Aquarium.