Hi-tech specialist agency Firefly last week opened an office in
Glasgow, its first operation outside London. The move comes in the
run-up to the setting up of the new Scottish parliament later this
The agency is also planning to open a Dublin operation later this
Lisa Ramsey, who joined Firefly in January from Bell Pottinger sister
agency Green Moon PR, will run the office. She will also be recruiting
an account manager and an account executive.
David Hargreaves, the agency’s director with responsibility for new
development, said: ’There is an increasing demand from existing
customers for work in Scotland as it is increasingly being treated as a
He added that Firefly would aim to capitalise on Scotland’s burgeoning
hi-tech industry - the ’silicon glen’, which is situated between Glasgow
The agency has already won separate business for its Scottish office
from existing clients Motorola, Compaq and IT services company ICL.
Motorola and Compaq both have large manufacturing operations in
Firefly was set up over 10 years ago and now counts 78 staff in
Its clients there include Netscape, Reuters, the Consumers’ Association,
Deloitte and Touche and software firm Novell.