LONDON—Media Strategy, an independent corporate communications and public affairs specialist, is changing its name to hanover as it announced a five-year business plan to become a top 30 U.K. consultancy, following growth of more than 50 percent in 2006, which saw the firm achieve fee income of £2.8 million after adding clients such as Nationwide Building Society, the Disability Rights Commission, Wates, Celerant, HCA and the American Pharmaceutical Group.
hanover will continue to deliver focused corporate and public affairs solutions, combining brand communications, internal communications and social responsibility strategies.
There has also been a reorganisation of the management team and alongside managing director Charles Lewington. New directors include Andrew Harrison, head of healthcare; Sarah Richards; James Gurling; and Scott Learmouth. The consultancy has also enlisted Harriet Wright, the independent consultant who advises clients on internal communication strategies, organisation and resourcing, as an associate.