Newington becomes first UK lobbying firm in international IPREX network
Mark Glover said his agency was 'taking the next step' by joining the network.
Newington Communications has announced that it is now a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide.
The agency founded by Mark Glover becomes the first UK public affairs firm in the network. In Europe, members include Brussel-based lobbying shop Cambre Associates and Berlin-based ORCA Affairs.
In the U.S. IPREX members include Susan Davis International, a Washington DC-based public affairs firm whose boss claims to be “an icon in the PR industry”. The firm also states that “our clients are as important to us as oxygen is to life”.
Trumpeting the move, Glover did not claim to be an icon but he did say he was excited about the next steps for his agency. “Our partnership with IPREX strengthens the services and solutions we can provide clients locally, regionally and internationally,” he said.
“We value creativity, hard work, integrity and building long-lasting partnerships, and we are excited to take this next step with IPREX and help our clients reach their key audiences no matter where they are in the world.”
Newington was set up as Bellenden Communications in 2006 and has worked for clients including Just Eat, Octopus Investments, British Land, Canary Wharf and DPD.
“We are thrilled to welcome Newington Communications, a high-performing team and award-winning public affairs agency to the IPREX global network,” said Harri Kammonen, CEO of Finland-based agency Manifesto and IPREX EMEA President.
He added: “Our EMEA presence now grows to 36 offices in the region, and Newington Communications’ public affairs and corporate communications leadership and experience grows the entire network’s expertise.”