Barclay Stratton goes into liquidation

Consumer, corporate and B2B agency Barclay Stratton is in the hands of liquidators, it emerged this week.

Crispin Manners, chief executive of Argyle Consultancies – which bought Barclay Stratton last month (PRWeek, 22 October) – confirmed Argyle had acquired the 14-strong company’s brand and clients and that the rest of the business, which was set up by Christopher Broadbent 15 years ago, was in liquidation.

But Manners, who said he did not know the name of Barclay Stratton’s liquidators, insisted Broadbent, who did not return calls from PRWeek, would continue to work for Argyle as an independent consultant.

Manners said Barclay Stratton CEO James Laird left to join BMA Communications weeks before the Argyle deal. BMA was unavailable for comment.

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