Beattie to open offices in Canada

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Beattie digital communications director, Jessica McAndrew (left) and MD, Laurna Woods (right)

Beattie is opening an office in Canada and claims its international expansion is a reaction to the recent Brexit vote.

Laurna Woods, group managing director at Beattie, said: “We want to control our own destiny instead of waiting to see what happens when the UK pulls up the drawbridge on Europe. That means establishing our own international network, and we are starting with Canada. We intend to focus on English-speaking countries but we are not ruling out targeting countries with strong economies like Germany.”

The creative comms agency has revealed plans to open four offices in Canada; in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver.

Woods added: “We will replicate in Canada what we have in the UK – a network of offices spanning the country. We chose Canada because it is a dynamic, forward-thinking country with a vibrant creative community.”

Toronto-born Jessica McAndrew will lead Beattie’s Canada business. She joined Beattie as director of digital communications six months ago.

Beattie’s UK business consists of a 100-strong team across eight offices.

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