Nancy Platts, former Labour Party candidate in Brighton Kemptown and currently trade union manager in the office of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is to become a member of Campaign Collective.
Founded in February 2016, Campaign Collective is a social enterprise which helps charities, social enterprises, public service organisations and other campaigners benefit from “affordable professional communications advice and support”.
Profits from Campaign Collective are used to subsidise support for micro charities and community organisations, as well as help develop the next generation of communications professionals.
Platts has worked in comms and campaigns for over 30 years. including stints at the London Fire Brigade, Daycare Trust and Consumer Focus.
She has also held posts in the trade union movement, fought two general elections as a Labour Party candidate in Brighton and, most recently, was trade union manager in the Leader of the Opposition’s office.
Platts will join the Campaign Collective following the local elections, which take place in May.
She said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to work for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership, but the time has come for me to move on.
“The Labour Party has been a large part of my life for nearly 20 years – from grassroots activist, then twice as a parliamentary candidate and now the Leader’s Office. It has been a journey fuelled by a passion and belief in the trade union and Labour movement and I feel fortunate to have met and worked with so many dedicated and talented people.
“I will continue to support Jeremy’s leadership and want to thank him for giving me such an incredible opportunity – it has been an experience I will always value.
“I am excited about becoming a member of the Campaign Collective social enterprise helping not-for-profit organisations benefit from affordable, professional communications advice and support. The Collective’s remote working ethos will also allow me to work nearer to my home in Brighton.”
Simon Francis, founder member of Campaign Collective, added: “Our members have worked with Nancy on and off for almost ten years and we are huge admirers of her principles, tenacity and campaigning skills. Nancy’s experience will complement that of other Members and help our social enterprise continue to broaden the services we can offer our clients in the charity, NGO and not-for-profit sector.”