LONDON—Technology public relations specialist Lewis PR has announced plans to double its network. The agency currently has an organically-grown network of 21 offices, and says it is planning to add a further 20 over the next two years in response to growth across all regions. The U.S. in particular achieved 27 percent growth over the past twelve months. Asia-Pacific revenues grew by 26 percent and Europe by 11 percent.
Six offices were added to the network in 2006, including Düsseldorf, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mumbai, New York and Shanghai. Staff numbers have grown to over 200.
The two-year expansion plan announced by Lewis outlines the next stage of growth, and includes plans for operations Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Budapest, Frankfurt, Seattle and Warsaw. The firm will also be launching two PR “development centers,” the first based in Munich and focused on emerging talent and known as LEDA (Lewis Employee Development Academy), headed by Andres Wittermann, vice president of Lewis PR’s European region.