MANCHESTER—Barrett Dixon Bell, an international business-to-business marketing communications consultancy, has acquired Lewis Associates, a specialist scientific and technical public relations firm. Through the deal, BDB gains clients in the clinical laboratory diagnostics, food quality control, pharmaceutical research and development, medical devices, and environmental services sectors, adding to its existing portfolio of accounts.
Account management from Lewis Associates will form a new life sciences team, based at BDB’s international office near Manchester airport, brining expertise and experience in immunology and research experience in medical microbiology, chemistry and pharmaceutical analysis.
According to Olivia Kehoe, BDB’s managing director, “The acquisition of Lewis Associates extends our technical and scientific capabilities, and introduces new opportunities for future development. It further strengthens our reputation as a major marcomms business with a unique global reach.”