Hanover hires ex-Tory special adviser Nick King adviser for second stint
King left Hanover in 2012 and went on to work for Sajid Javid in two departments.
Hanover Communications has hired former Conservative special adviser Nick King for the second time.
King rejoins the 30-strong London public affairs team at Hanover as a senior adviser some six years after he left the agency.
He is currently head of business at right wing think tank the Centre for Policy Studies. Until the end of last year, he was a special adviser to Sajid Javid at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Previously he was Javid’s adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
King also spent over two years as special adviser at the Department for Culture , Media and Sport, serving Maria Miller and then Javid. Before becoming a special adviser in 2012, King was a senior account director at Hanover.
Hanover chief executive Charles Lewington said: “I’m delighted to welcome Nick back to the Hanover fold. He brings a wealth of experience not just in government but asl;so in industry and will ensure our fast-growing public affairs team continues to deliver best-in-class advice to our clients.”
King said: “Hanover stands out in the market for its depth of insight and expertise and I’m proud to be working with a first-rate team at such an exciting time in public affairs.”
The latest hire at Hanover comes two months after the agency appointed former BBC journalist and Boris Johnson aide Guto Harri as a senior adviser.