Burson-Marsteller is launching its Washington DC-based lobbying
brand BKSH - formerly known as Black, Kelly, Scruggs and Healey - in
London and Brussels.
UK public affairs managing director Jeremy Galbraith is moving over to
head BKSH Europe. BKSH London will be headed by B-M public affairs
director Ian Lindsley.
The new outfit will sit within B-M’s pan-European public affairs
practice and handle government relations.
Once the brand is successfully launched in London and Brussels, it will
be extended to other key European markets.
B-M-owned Brussels government relations firm Robinson Linton Associates
will be rebranded as BKSH. Agency founders John Robinson and Peter
Linton will report to Galbraith, as will Lindsley.
Galbraith’s UK public affairs responsibilities will be taken up by
Quentin Browell, a director within the public affairs practice.
P Annabel James, a director in B-M’s corporate practice, is leaving the
agency after four years to become head of corporate fundraising for
children’s charity NSPCC.