Spreng Thomson

Communications consultancies merge to create Spreng Thomson

Geoff Martynblog

Two of Scotland’s best-known communications consultancies, Liddell Thomson Ltd. and Spreng & Co Ltd., have merged to create Spreng Thomson Ltd., a new, full service, integrated communications business.

Spreng Thomson will adopt Spreng & Co’s and Liddell Thomson’s existing roster of clients and will embark on an ambitious campaign to expand its client base, building on the companies’ existing reputation for high quality, informed communications advice.

Co-owned and managed by Lesley Thomson and Callum Spreng, Spreng Thomson creates one of Scotland’s most experienced communications consultancies. It is built around a respected team of communications professionals with specialisms in: corporate communications; crisis communications; stakeholder engagement; media relations; social media; and online communications.

Debbie Johnston, previously a director of Spreng & Co, has joined the board of Spreng Thomson and Colin Liddell, a co-founder of Liddell Thomson, will remain closely involved with the new business as the company’s Strategic Advisor.

Commenting on the merger, Callum Spreng said:

“Between Liddell Thomson and Spreng & Co we’ve built up a portfolio of clients that we’re very proud of and a reputation for using communications as a discipline that can help them achieve their organisations’ goals. We plan to harness this track record to grow Spreng Thomson in Scotland and across the UK. Lesley and I are really excited about this opportunity and the team are raring to go.”

Lesley Thomson said:

“This move, in what is our 20th year of operations, creates a truly unified team with a shared goal. More than that, it means we can offer clients a fully integrated range of communications services across multiple platforms from a single source. We’re all really positive about the enhanced opportunities this will create and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.”

The business has a new brand identity created by international design studio, Graven, and will operate from the existing business premises specifically designed for the business by Graven in the former Herald Building in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Lesley Thomson added:
“As a business committed to learning and developing, we couldn’t be in a better place. 2016 has started well with existing and new clients active across a wide range of sectors. The merger means we are now in an even better position to provide them with the joined up support we know they expect from the team.”