PR agency expands with Birmingham move

A top East Midlands PR agency is set to expand into Birmingham, marking its inaugural move outside the region.

Cartwright Communications has ramped up its Midlands operation by taking premises in Chamberlain Square, where a team of four will serve clients including Willmott Dixon, Wrekin, CPW and Lovell Homes.

The firm’s new office – its second – will be led by account director Amelia Walker, who was handpicked for the role by Cartwright director Rose Hayes after spending almost a decade working for agencies in the West Midlands city.

Senior account manager Jo Kendall will also join the agency’s team in Birmingham, alongside account manager Huma Whitehouse and account executive Shreya Suresh.

The news comes as the agency was ranked sixth in the small businesses category of the Best Workplace for Women poll.

Walker said: “From joining the team last year to now opening the doors of this new Birmingham office in the heart of the city centre, we have moved swiftly to ensure that Cartwright can grow in the region and attract even more PR, digital and marketing expertise.

“Birmingham is a thriving city for both business and culture, with talent in abundance, making it the perfect second home for the business. I am so excited about what the future holds for Cartwright in Birmingham and everything we will do next.”

Hayes added: “It has been an exciting time for Cartwright Communications over the past few months, topped off by the opening of our Birmingham office. All three of us worked together previously and it’s always been our aim to reunite to use our combined B2B and B2C expertise to grow something of our own.

“We’ve always been proud of the work we do across the West Midlands and opening an office here was the next logical step as we look to both support our existing clients and expand into new markets.

“We’re delighted to have Amelia’s knowledge and expertise leading the team in the new office – her and Jo make a formidable pair and are perfectly placed to help us grow our offering across the region.”

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