Integrated communications agency Newgate Communications has appointed Ian Morris as a Partner in its Manchester office as it seeks to further strengthen its regional network. He has been hired from Citigate Dewe Rogerson, for which he established the Manchester office in 2013, after six years in its London headquarters.
Newgate’s Manchester team, based in the Northern Quarter, advises clients including Galliford Try Partnerships, National Grid and Peel.
Headquartered in London, the agency’s services include research, corporate and financial communications, public affairs, leadership communications, investor access and community engagement. Outside the UK, it boasts an international network including Abu Dhabi, Greater China, Singapore and Australia.
Reporting into Newgate CEO Emma Kane and working alongside Partner Zoe Ensor, Morris will be responsible for helping to drive Newgate’s growth across its range of communications services. In recent years he has advised leading global businesses in a wide range of sectors including transport & infrastructure, leisure & hospitality, professional and financial services and technology.
Emma Kane, CEO, Newgate Communications, commented: “Our Manchester office is a cornerstone of our UK network and this appointment adds more senior-level expertise to our offering. We’re focused on growing our capability across our full suite of strategic communications services throughout our network, and we’re delighted to have Ian on board to help us deliver for clients locally, nationally and internationally.”
Ian Morris, Partner, Newgate Communications, said: “I’ve been really impressed with Newgate’s depth and breadth of expertise helping organisations communicate effectively with stakeholders from businesses to consumers, local communities, investors, governmental bodies or media. The agency has a clear strategy and huge growth potential and I’m really looking forward to helping the team achieve that.”