London-based Lewis PR has revealed its plan to add as many as ten new offices to its global network over the course of the next two years.
In fact, the expansive plans are apparently already under way, with Lewis having recently opened a new base in the Indian city of Bangalore.
The firm has said it will focus on countries that it believes have a strong potential for growth. On its list of earmarked destinations therefore are Brazil, Russia, India and China, the so-called BRIC nations, and Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey.
Not all of the expansion targets are expected to be met through organic growth, with the company making no secret of its intention to buy-up businesses already based in the cities where it is keen to have an office presence.
Chris Lewis, who founded Lewis PR in 1995, said that he expects to see his company’s plans for considerable investment and global expansion result in further success that will build on 17 years of consecutive growth. “There remain uncertainties about the global economy but now is the time to invest,” he said.
Andreas Wittermann, Lewis PR’s executive vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific, said: “We will focus on the markets of greatest interest for our clients. We are seeing demand for these high-growth markets from our existing client base.”
“Our new footprint will also provide significant new opportunities for our staff. We will use international secondments to help with the rapid alignment of best practice across all new offices.”
Lewis PR has its international headquarters in London and has established office bases in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and the US. Its work covers a variety of large-scale business-to-business and business-to-consumer communications projects.