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Carter Smith Meets Carter Smith

An usual coincidence leads to a unique meeting

Carter Smith Meets Carter Smith

"Carter isnt a common Christian name at all so the fact that he has the same name as my company is almost unbelievable."
Tony Carter

In a weird coincidence that even Morpeth planning consultant Tony Carter couldn’t have planned, he and a university intern discovered that they both have one thing in common – their names. 


Tony Carter’s business: Carter Smith Planning Consultancy provides a one-stop shop for all aspects of planning, from small-scale householder extensions to complex planning applications and appeals. The firm, based in the town’s Coopies Lane, works with landowners, developers, charitable organisations, government bodies, local authorities, parish councils, businesses, farms, and private individuals. 


Ulgham and Newcastle based PR agency, Highlights PR have worked with Carter Smith since the firm was established and owner Keith Newman contacted Tony to see if his university intern could visit him to learn about his business and write a magazine article for his portfolio. 


Bizarrely, the young intern was called Carter Smith, a remarkable coincidence where Carter Smith visits Carter Smith.


Tony said: “Carter isn’t a common Christian name at all so the fact that he has the same name as my company is almost unbelievable. Our name comes from my surname and my wife’s maiden name Smith, so it is amazing that I’ve met a real Carter Smith – it’s a small world.”


Carter from Whickham is studying media at Northumbria University and was delighted with the visit to Morpeth.


“I’ve been shadowing Keith for a number of weeks, and I couldn’t believe that he had a client with the same name as myself. I was very impressed with Tony’s firm, he told me how he helps his clients and then I interviewed him for a magazine article. It was a great experience being able to go behind the scenes and it will help me with my future career in journalism,” he said.



Photo Carter Smith and Tony Carter of Carter Smith (Highlights PR)


Media info keith@highlightspr.co.uk 07814 397951






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