London, 22 January, 2013

- The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) today announced Capstone Hill Search (Capstone Hill) as its new recruitment partner.

The partnership will see Capstone Hill become the first PRCA-endorsed international recruitment partner, providing recruitment best practice and advice to the PRCA’s members in the UK and overseas.

Jamie McLaughlin, Managing Director of Capstone Hill, explained: "We are delighted to team up with such a respected and important organisation within public relations and communications. There are strong synergies between the PRCA and Capstone Hill in that both organisations act as advocates for the industry and strive to deliver the highest degree of service, professionalism and insight to PR consultancies, in-house communicators, freelancers and individual professionals.

We believe this partnership will further benefit PRCA Members and assist us in continuing to raise standards and best practice for talent identification and procurement within the industry."

Francis Ingham, PRCA Director General, said: "We welcome this partnership as not only will it enable us to provide first-class advice on all recruitment matters, Capstone Hill's international reach will put UK based PR professionals in touch with the global jobs market."

About Capstone Hill Search Ltd

Capstone Hill Search Ltd is a specialist search and selection consultancy, founded and led by Public Relations and recruitment industry experts. Our belief is that the public relations and communications industry is highly specialised and requires significant industry knowledge and contacts in order to be supported efficiently in respect of search and selection.
Our key focus is to deliver outstanding service, expertise and insights to both candidate and client throughout the entire hiring process and beyond. It is important to us that we maintain and develop successful long-term working relationships in order to assist professionals with career progression and clients with the evolution of their business.
We offer bespoke Contingency and Retained search services designed to meet the specific needs of each individual client.  We service the PR and Communications industry in the UK, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

About the PRCA

Who we are: Founded in 1969, the PRCA is the professional body that represents UK PR consultancies, in-house communications teams, PR freelancers and individuals. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and internal communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.
What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.
How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.
Who we represent: The PRCA represents many of the major consultancies in the UK, and currently has more than 300 agency members from around the world, including the majority of the top 150 UK consultancies. We also represent over 100 in-house communications teams from multinationals, UK charities and leading UK public sector organisations.