Gatehouse acquired by Gallagher

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Gallagher acquire internal comms agency Gatehouse

Internal communications and employee engagement agency Gatehouse has been acquired by Chicago-based, Fortune 500 insurance broker and risk management services firm Gallagher.

The London-based company Gatehouse was founded in 2006 by Simon Wright and Lee Smith and is one of the key players within the internal comms sector.

In a recent press release, Lee Smith, Gatehouse director and co-founder said: “Gatehouse Consulting is an outstanding firm that will provide a terrific complement to our existing communications consulting operations as well as tremendous cross-selling opportunities.”

Simon Wright added: “This is a really exciting time for us. From the day we founded Gatehouse over a decade ago we have always had big ambitions for this business. Joining forces with Gallagher provides us with a global footprint spanning 34 countries – the perfect springboard for creating the world’s leading Communication Practice.”

As part of the transaction, co-founders Simon Wright and Lee Smith will continue to run the business out of their offices near Tower Bridge, London.

Tim Johnson, CEO Gallagher Benefit Services UK adds: “We are delighted to welcome Gatehouse to the Gallagher family, they share our dedication to outstanding customer service and the same business approach that has made us so successful. Together we are looking to build one of the most forward-thinking, full-service Communication consultancies in our industry”.

We are proud to be supportive partners of Gatehouse’s recent State of the Sector survey and wish the team all the best of luck in this new phase of their journey.