Michael Selwyn, one of Europe’s best-loved and most respected analyst relations consultants passed away on Friday morning. Michael had developed analyst relations for clients of many of the best-known agencies in Britain, and has been a warm friend and wise counsel for many of us in the analyst relations community over the last decade.
His colleague Sarah Tourville shared the sad news with us:
He had spent the last couple of months in hospital undergoing treatment and we were hopeful that he was going to get better. Unfortunately the fight was too much and he passed away in the early hours of Friday 5th September.
As many of you know, Michael and I worked together when I was at Motorola in the Corporate Communications team and Michael was Motorola’s AR consultant at Firefly Communications. I always found Michael to be extremely hard working, diligent, honest and friendly, so much so, that we developed Voice It Consultancy together in September 2006. We became business partners. Michael’s contacts, experience and reputation helped Voice It to become successful. He was passionate about analyst relations and he fed this passion and enthusiasm into his work. He wanted Voice It to succeed against all odds and I am pleased to say he achieved this.
I will miss Michael as I am sure you will too. My thoughts go to his wife Elizabeth and daughter Solange who both live in Rennes, France.
If you would like to send a card to his family, please get in touch so I can forward their address.