ING has completed a merger with specialist architecture PR agency Stratton & Reekie. From April 2017 Amanda Reekie and her staff will move into ING’s Shoreditch headquarters. The new, enlarged company will trade under the ING name.
Amanda Reekie will take on the role of senior consultant at ING, adding her more than 30 years of experience to ING’s unique mix of capabilities and consolidating the agency’s position as the leading PR consultant for companies in the property, construction, architecture and related built-environment sectors.
Tony Danaher, Executive Chairman of ING said:
“The progress made in the work of developers, investors, architects and city managers, in response to advances in technology, the environment and branding, have made a profound impact on how we shape our buildings, neighbourhoods and cities. Amanda and her team have had a ringside seat to the process. We look forward to bringing their expertise to ING.”
Leanne Tritton, founder and managing director of ING said:
“Amanda Reekie founded Stratton & Reekie in 1985 and I have always looked up to her as a pioneer in communications for the architecture industry. I’m absolutely delighted that Amanda and her team have decided to join forces with ING, bringing with them over 30 years of experience. This new arrangement means both firms can offer their clients an enhanced range of services, as well as the chance to work with one of the most expert teams to be found anywhere in the built environment and property sector.”
Amanda Reekie, co-founder and director of Stratton & Reekie said:
“Pioneering never stops. The practice of architecture is constantly evolving as are the communication channels available. The coming together of Stratton & Reekie with ING will provide access to an unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise coupled with a dynamic and creative team who are committed to continually refining and progressing the way that architects communicate. I am very excited by the opportunities that our merger presents.”
The merger with Stratton & Reekie follows a series of high profile appointments that has seen ING strengthen its position as the only specialist agency that operates right across the built environment and property sectors – from architects and designers, to developers, contractors, public sector organisations, cultural institutions and investors.
In February 2015, Anthony (Tony) Danaher, former Chairman of FTI Consulting and Chief Executive at the Department for International Trade Capital Investment Organisation, joined ING as Executive Chairman.
Dominic Morgan, former Deputy Editor of Property Week and property communications expert joined ING as a Director in May 2015.
Allister Hayman, also a former Deputy Editor of Property Week, joined ING in October 2016 as an Account Director, after more than ten years in business journalism.