Lodestone, a Strategic Communications Consultancy, has this week been recognised for its industry leadership by PRWeek magazine. The publication included Lodestone in the prestigious top 15 ranking of UK headquartered public affairs agencies and listed Managing Director, Martha Dalton, as being one of the leading ‘30 Under 30’ communications professionals who are bringing new innovation to the industry. This news comes at the same time that the fast growing company announces its expansion into the UAE with the appointment of David Jenns as Director of International Business Development, based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Lodestone is headquartered in London, the company has delivered contracts in the USA and expanded further into Europe with operations in Brussels.
David Wild, Chairman of Lodestone, said: “With a strong track record in advising international business leaders, companies and public figures, it is natural for Lodestone to expand our global footprint. Lodestone transforms how clients are valued by investors, Governments, industry peers, and customers. We help businesses across the whole economy project their influence as industry leaders and achieve their strategic objectives. This is an exciting time for our business and I’m delighted that Lodestone has been recognised as an industry leading public affairs consultancy and that our Managing Director has been identified as a leading talent within the industry.”
David Jenns, Director of International Business Development, added: “I am delighted to join Lodestone and there are exciting opportunities for growth in the UAE and across the EMEA region. Lodestone has an exceptional track record of advising companies on how to achieve their goals through strategic communications.”
Lodestone currently advises organisations within the Energy, Property, Infrastructure, Higher Education, Food, FMCG, Defence, Energy, Health and Charitable sectors and have advised on major M&A transactions. Lodestone was established 4 years ago by co-founders David Wild, Chairman; Mike Parker OBE, Director; Martha Dalton, Managing Director and Fran O’Leary, Director of Strategy and Innovation. Lodestone has since expanded its team with a number of hires including leading author and journalist, Andrew Gimson and European specialist, Stephen Jones. Lodestone was shortlisted in 2016 for PR Moments PA Firm of the Year and PRCA’s City & Financial Strategic Campaign of the Year.