Citigate's Jonathan Clare and David Wright reunite to build comms practice

Former Citigate Dewe Rogerson chief executive Jonathan Clare has teamed up with fellow Citigate co-founder David Wright again by joining Porta Communications.

Jonathan Clare: joins Porta Communications
Jonathan Clare: joins Porta Communications

Clare, who left Citigate in August, will join Wright’s Porta vehicle to become executive chairman of Newgate Public Relations.

Wright launched Porta Communications last year, taking over AIM listed TSE Group and raising £2.75m for acquisitions to build a marcoms group.

Newgate Public Relations is looking to ‘quickly’ build a ‘major international consultancy’ working across financial PR, corporate PR and public affairs.

Last week it was announced that Porta had signed a deal to buy 80 per cent of financial PR agency Threadneedle for £3.8m and rename it Newgate Threadneedle.

Wright, chief executive of Porta, commented: ‘Jonathan has advised many major companies facing high profile, difficult and complex issues. Under Jonathan’s leadership we will quickly establish a major PR consultancy able to advise and support clients wherever they operate around the globe.’

Clare added: ‘At Newgate clients will come first, for without clients a consultancy is nothing. Too many big agencies have lost sight of that fact. Any consultancy is only as good as its people and we will invest substantially to recruit the best so we can provide the highest quality of advice to clients facing major issues where the outcome is critical to the success of their business or organisation.’

Clare and Wright were among the founding directors of Citigate in 1987. Clare stepped down from the position of chief executive in February 2010 amid restructuring at Huntsworth.

Wright was chief executive and chairman of Incepta, Citigate’s holding company, until 2003.  

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