LEADING full-service communications agency Cartwright Communications has expanded its Midlands operations with a new office and team in Chamberlain Square, Birmingham.
The new Birmingham base is Cartwright’s second location, which will be led by account director Amelia Walker. Amelia, who was handpicked for the role by Cartwright company director and former colleague Rose Hayes, is joined by another former colleague – senior account manager Jo Kendall.
Together, the reunited trio brings 34 years of combined big brand experience, with a focus on property, construction, consumer and lifestyle. Amelia was brought on to the Cartwright team in 2021 following almost a decade working across large Birmingham agencies, while Jo began her career in the city before moving to London and Bristol prior to joining Cartwright earlier this year.
The move forms part of Cartwright’s strategy to build its team around talent in the region and nationally, and comes as the agency was ranked sixth place in the small businesses category of the Best Workplace for Women.
The new four-person Birmingham team is serving a variety of Cartwright’s clients, including those with roots in the region, such as Willmott Dixon, Wrekin, CPW and Lovell Homes.
Amelia Walker, account director at Cartwright Communications, 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.”
The agency – which is headquartered in Nottingham – recently ranked 34th for B2B and 85th for consumer PR in the prestigious PR Week Top 150 and received Great Place to Work accreditation.
Those successes came hot on the heels of being recognised as a 2022 EMEA Inspiring Workplace.
Rose Hayes, director at Cartwright Communications, said: “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.”
The Birmingham team also includes account manager Huma Whitehouse and account executive Shreya Suresh.