08 January 2013

Newgate Communications Opens Office in Hong Kong, to Establish Offices in Beijing and Singapore

- Office established by twelve-year Asia veteran Richard Barton 

London and Hong Kong - 07 January 2013 - Newgate Communications, the fast-growing international integrated communications consultancy, announced the opening of its first Asian office, in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong office, which has been established by twelve-year Asia veteran Richard Barton, the former Asia Managing Partner of Kreab Gavin Anderson, represents the latest stage in Newgate’s plans for global growth and its ability to provide its clients with support across multiple international markets. 

Over the past year Newgate, a subsidiary of Porta Communications PLC, has been building a growing portfolio of regional and international offices, which already includes London, Edinburgh, Brussels and Frankfurt. 

Newgate’s opening in Hong Kong is the first step in a broader build-out of its Asia operations, which will shortly include offices in Beijing and Singapore. 

Richard Barton, Managing Partner of Newgate Hong Kong, commented: “To join Newgate at the start of the rapid development of its international network is an unique opportunity. As Western companies continue to operate, invest and raise capital in Asia, and Asian businesses rapidly develop their global expansion plans, Newgate is well placed to advise clients across multiple geographies on a broad array of complex communications issues

Over the coming months we will also establish new operations in Beijing and Singapore and are actively recruiting corporate and financial communications and public affairs specialists at all levels across the three markets.” 

Barton is joined by another former colleague, Grace Zhang, as a Partner in Hong Kong

Jonathan Clare, Chairman of Newgate Communications, said, “Hong Kong is an important bridgehead to the Greater China and broader Asian markets and marks a significant development for Newgate and its clients. Richard has built a strong reputation for giving top quality client advice and building businesses over his years in Asia and we now look forward to establishing one of the leading networks in the region.” 

Newgate Communications is a fast growing international communications consultancy that specialises in capital market communications and financial media relations, corporate reputation building and public policy and regulatory consultancy. Newgate Communications Limited is a subsidiary of Porta Communications PLC. 

Source: Newgate Communications