Hutchinson to leave Colman Getty

Hutchinson to leave Colman Getty

<p>Nigella Lawson&#39;s publicist Mark Hutchinson is to leave PR company Colman Getty after 13 years. Hutchinson will leave in December to start work as a freelance. </p><p>Chief executive Dotti Irving said Hutchinson&#39;s departure would be &quot;a huge wrench&quot; for the company. She said: &quot;We&rsquo;ve worked together with fabulous clients and projects over the years and I know he&rsquo;ll be missed by a lot of them and by everyone here at Colman Getty. </p><p>&quot;But of course things can&rsquo;t stay the same for ever and we all wish him the very best for the future.&quot;</p><p>Hutchinson&#39;s clients at Colman Getty have included Nigella Lawson, whose PR, including personal PR, he has looked after since 1998. He was also part of the team handling personal PR for J K Rowling.</p><p>Irving would not comment on whether any clients were expected to follow Hutchinson. She said: &quot;We&#39;ve just got to see how things progress.&quot;</p><p>An internal restructure following news of Hutchinson&#39;s departure will see account director Kirsten Dennis joining Colman Getty&#39;s existing new media manager Sheerin Aswat in a new standalone unit. The agency said it has been created &quot;to meet the increasing demand for digital marketing and partnership opportunities to supplement the traditional PR offer&quot;.</p>