The agency will provide strategic comms consultancy and media relations advice and support the growth of the firm. Cubitt founder and managing partner Simon Brocklebank-Fowler will lead the account, reporting to Martin Bellamy, group chairman and chief executive of Salamanca.
Brocklebank-Fowler commented: ‘Salamanca is already well-known for its excellence in risk consulting and merchant banking and we look forward to supporting the group through its significant expansion.’
The news follows Cubitt ‘standing down’ from its work with fellow risk management firm Control Risks Group. Brocklebank-Fowler said the split after two-and-a-half years was ‘completely amicable’. Control Risks is understood to be close to appointing a new agency, but did not confirm an appointment at the time of going to press.
Founded in 2002, Salamanca operates through 16 offices in 76 countries, spanning Europe, (including the UK), Middle East, Asia and South America.
The risk management arm offers services including kidnap and ransom contingency planning, piracy prevention and support and forensic accounting.