We are pleased to announce our acquisition of Pendragon Public Relations, one of the UK’s leading infrastructure and energy stakeholder consultation businesses, creating Remarkable Pendragon.
The acquisition and integration of the Pendragon team enhances Remarkable’s position at the forefront of stakeholder consultation for the property, waste management, utility, and infrastructure and energy sectors.
The deal brings together the highly experienced Pendragon team, led by expert Alex Doyle, with Remarkable’s 70 staff, national presence, and innovative approach to online consultation.
The acquisition of Pendragon is the latest step in an expansion drive at Remarkable and follows the opening of three regional offices this year in Manchester, Bristol and Cardiff, to complement our existing offices in London and Winchester.
The announcement comes as the CBI highlighted the challenges faced by the UK infrastructure and energy sectors. According to the latest CBI/URS Infrastructure Survey, released this week, business leaders’ confidence in the UK’s key areas of competitiveness such as energy and transport is low, with many expecting infrastructure to worsen in the next five years and believing the UK has much to do to meet the transformational upgrades it needs.
Commenting on the acquisition, Chief Executive of Remarkable Group, Stephen Pomeroy, said:
“With the CBI/URS survey showing high levels of support for an independent commission to oversee UK long term infrastructure planning amid concerns over the effect of political intervention, it is right that we ensure we are providing unmatched sector expertise.
“Remarkable Pendragon is a first for the UK stakeholder consultation market: an agency dedicated to helping companies achieve positive planning outcomes and wider stakeholder and government relations for infrastructure and energy projects. I have admired the work of Alex and his team for many years and I’m delighted to be able to welcome them into the Remarkable Group.
“The expertise of Remarkable Pendragon, its national reach, and innovation in digital and creative consultation solutions will provide clients with an unrivalled offering that brings measurable business results. We will focus on supporting infrastructure and energy clients through planning permission, construction and into operation, with communication strategies designed to build strong community, political and stakeholder relationships.”
Alex Doyle, of Remarkable Pendragon, said: “We are delighted to become part of the Remarkable growth story, and look forward to working with our new colleagues to offer infrastructure and energy clients an exceptional service. We are shaking up the way stakeholder consultation is delivered in the UK.”