Acquisition beefs up Consolidated’s strategic offering

Consolidated Communications is set to buy management consultancy Lateral Strategies, and bring its founder on to the agency’s board.

Consolidated Communications is set to buy management consultancy

Lateral Strategies, and bring its founder on to the agency’s board.



Former Virgin brand strategy director Steve Taylor set up the

consultancy a year ago. Its two staff will now be folded into the PR

agency, and work with Consolidated’s six-strong in-house management

consultancy unit under Taylor and Consolidated’s existing management

consultancy chief Graham Henson.



In a separate move, Consolidated’s managing director Alastair Gornall

has hired advertising man Graham Hinton as a non-executive director.



Hinton is a former Bates UK chairman and a former joint chairman of

DMB&B, both of which are former clients of Consolidated. Hinton’s exit

from the chair at Bates last November gave Gornall the chance to invite

him on to the Consolidated board.



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