INTERNATIONAL: Adamson Associates joins BSMG Worldwide group

BRUSSELS: Public relations company BSMG Worldwide has bought Brussels lobbying firm Adamson Associates.

BRUSSELS: Public relations company BSMG Worldwide has bought

Brussels lobbying firm Adamson Associates.



By merging Adamson with the Brussels arm of its London agency Charles

Barker BSMG, the company has created one of the five largest lobbying

operations in Brussels.



Adamson BSMG will employ around 23 staff in Brussels, as compared with

GPC, which has 35 staff, APCO Europe, with 26, Hill and Knowlton, with

28 staff, and European Public Policy Advisers, which has around 25

staff.



Paul Adamson, who founded the eponymous company in 1989, will become

chief executive of Adamson BSMG and will be European head of BSMG’s

public affairs practice. Andy Johnson, who led Charles Barker’s Brussels

office, will take a senior position in Adamson BSMG.



BSMG would not disclose how much it paid for the company. Paul Adamson

owned 99 per cent of the shares and is now on a four year performance

related contract with BSMG.



Adamson will report to Charles Barker chief executive Tim Sutton who, in

a related move has been appointed chairman of BSMG’s new European

board.



Sutton has also been made a member of the worldwide board.



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