Jasper Pearson and Paul Banham

Jasper Pearson and Paul Banham

In line with the agency’s growth plans, Crown has hired Jasper Pearson as senior project director to lead Crown’s expansion into the pharmaceutical sector. He brings over 10 years event management experience working across a wide-range of industries including financial, automotive, entertainment and pharmaceutical. Jasper has held previous roles at TFI Group; Booke & Yas Management; Live Nation; TOPTOUR and the Tokyu Agency.

Crown’s move into the pharmaceutical sector comes as the agency strengthens its team to compete in sectors where their proven capabilities in employee engagement, experiential, stakeholder and leadership communications supports a gap in that market.

In addition, Paul Banham, who was a former head of business development is re-joining to lead the business development function at the agency. Paul has a wealth of experience across many sectors and has worked with leading agencies including Grass Roots. More recently he has expanded his experience into new areas including the application of event technologies in solving client challenges. This is an area that he will continue to focus on and help to develop a strategic offer in this area. 

Simon Hambley, Director of Live at Crown says: “We’re pleased to welcome Jasper on board. His knowledge and expertise will complement a new offering within the pharmaceutical market, especially as our portfolio of clients continues to grow. Strengthening our team with exceptional talent is key to our growth. I’m also delighted that Paul is re-joining us. Paul has an in-depth knowledge of the sector and a mature approach to winning new clients. It is a competitive environment and we are working hard with lots of new developments on the horizon. We aim to offer a high quality of client service and class-leading expertise. These two roles are part of our aim to remain at the top of the pile in terms of the end result we deliver to our clients.”