Communications and public consultation specialist Remarkable Group has acquired Pendragon Public Relations, a ten-strong infrastructure project specialist, creating Remarkable Pendragon.
The deal brings together the Pendragon team, led by Alex Doyle, with Remarkable’s 70 staff.
The acquisition of Pendragon Public Relations follows the opening of three regional Remarkable Group offices offices in 2014, in Manchester, Bristol and Cardiff.
The announcement comes as the CBI highlighted the challenges faced by the UK infrastructure and energy sectors. According to the latest CBI/URS Infrastructure Survey, released this week, business leaders’ confidence in the UK’s key areas of competitiveness such as energy and transport is low, with many expecting infrastructure to worsen in the next five years and believing the UK has much to do to meet the transformational upgrades it needs.
Commenting on the acquisition, Chief Executive of Remarkable Group, Stephen Pomeroy, said:
“Remarkable Pendragon is a first for the UK stakeholder consultation market: an agency dedicated to helping companies achieve positive planning outcomes and wider stakeholder and government relations for infrastructure and energy projects. I have admired the work of Alex and his team for many years and I’m delighted to be able to welcome them into the Remarkable Group.
Alex Doyle, of Remarkable Pendragon, said: “We are delighted to become part of the Remarkable growth story, and look forward to working with our new colleagues to offer infrastructure and energy clients an exceptional service. We are shaking up the way stakeholder consultation is delivered in the UK.”