PPS Group will retain its offices in London, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester and Edinburgh, and will continue to deliver the same services in local stakeholder engagement, media relations and public affairs, as well as Newgate’s financial and investor communications, corporate reputation and brand communications services.
Newgate has committed to the improvement of its regional presence, in particular the delivery of corporate campaigns, and continues to deliver on local stakeholder engagement for the property, planning and infrastructure sectors under its Newgate Engage brand.
Andy Martin, formerly managing partner of PPS Group and now managing partner of Newgate Engage and head of the regional offices, said: “I am delighted that we have completed the integration of PPS, all of its people and its long and successful track record and heritage, under the Newgate brand. Being able to offer the full range of communications services alongside our traditional strengths is an exciting new chapter.”
Gavin Devine, chief executive at Newgate, added: “Bringing PPS fully within the Newgate fold means that we can offer a unique service to the market. Clients have made it clear that they want support not only with their relationships with the City, with the national media and in Westminster and Whitehall, but also in the regions where their projects are located, their people are based and their customers live. Our promise as a fully integrated agency is to meet that demand, and to help clients engage with audiences from the grassroots to the boardroom.”