News & Blog

PR Edinburgh, PR Glasgow, PR Aberdeen, PR Scotland, PR Newcastle, Top PR agency Scotland, Top PR agency Edinburgh, Top PR agency Newcastle, Top PR agency North East, Public affairs Scotland, Public Affairs, Edinburgh, public affairs Newcastle, Lobbying agency Edinburgh, B2B PR Scotland, B2B PR Edinburgh, Tourism PR, Hotel PR, Travel PR, Political PR Scotland, PR consultancy Scotland, PR consultancy Edinburgh, PR consultancy Glasgow, Public affairs consultancy Scotland, public affairs consultancy Edinburgh, public affairs consultancy Glasgow, communications audit, digital marketing agency Scotland, digital marketing consultancy Scotland, digital marketing agency Edinburgh, digital marketing firm Scotland, social media strategy Edinburgh, social media agency Scotland, planning consultation, planning pr agency, planning pr, planning consultancy, planning and development pr, planning lobbying, planning public affairs, Newcastle, Newcastle pr firm, planning firm Newcastle, pr company Edinburgh, pr company scotland, pr company Glasgow, best pr firm scotland, best pr Edinburgh, best pr consultancy

Pagoda PR Chair, Ian Coldwell

14th October 2019

It is with great sadness that the team at Pagoda announces the death of Chair, Ian Coldwell.  Ian, who died after a brave battle with a long illness, will be much missed by his colleagues, friends and of course, family.

A keen sailor, Ian had been at the helm of Pagoda PR for almost 20 years and was a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR), making a significant contribution to the industry on issues such as ethics and standards.  Known for his rigorous approach and strong intellect, Ian was hugely respected throughout the PR and public affairs industry and by the many people who had the privilege to work with him over his long career.

Angela Casey, MD of Pagoda comments: “We are completely heartbroken to lose such a respected and loved colleague.  Working with Ian was a joy: he always took time to encourage all colleagues with guidance and advice, while bringing sage counsel to the many organisations he worked with.  The loss goes far beyond our team and many people will miss Ian and will remember him fondly.  He worked tirelessly, even when seriously ill and against everyone’s advice, but he loved his work, and he did it well.”

Ian Coldwell, 60, was a former PR and community manager for Centrica after working at Edinburgh City Council for five years and before that at Ealing Council.  He bought PS Communications in 2000 with Sir Michael Hirst and it later rebranded as Pagoda – a business of which he was hugely proud and led for 20 years. Ian leaves behind his wife, Jackie Brock and two grown-up children, Tara and Corin.

Ian’s memorial will be held at Seafield Crematorium at 3.45 pm on Monday 28 October, and afterwards at the Beach House, Portobello.  All welcome – though no flowers, please.

Latest Posts

Categories