DUBAI – UAE communications consultancy Q Communications has announced its first foray into international markets, launching new offices in Manchester and London.
The two new offices will be headed by managing partner Kate Greville, who joins the firm after serving as the agency’s chief operations officer in Abu Dhabi from 2015 to 2018. In the meantime, she has been in-house, in as director of public relations and communications at hotel management company, GG Hospitality, which is owned by former Manchester United footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs.
Greville said: “I am very happy to bring Q Communications to Manchester and London. Getting into today’s market is a challenge, but it’s a market that we believe we can help grow and in which we can thrive. The skills, experience, knowledge and creativity of the team, especially in the hospitality and tourism sectors, are second to none and we look forward to welcoming our first customers on board.
The integrated, digital and content agency established ten years ago, which also has an office in Dubai and specializes in the hospitality and sports sectors, was founded by former hotel communication specialists Katie Harvey and Elsa Roodt. Its clients include Burj Al Arab, Rosewood Hotels, Shangri La, VOSS Water, Tourism Ireland, Hakkasan, Yas Marina and Hyatt Hotels.
Harvey said: “Our expansion into the UK and Ireland comes at a time of global change. Over the past few months, there has been a huge shift in the way the world communicates, how we do business together, and how we connect with each other. Relationships are more important than ever and we saw it as an opportunity to grow and a chance to evolve.
Roodt added: “Manchester and London are two cities of great innovation and vision, among the most forward-thinking in the world. For us, there was no doubt that our international growth would begin in the UK and Ireland and Kate’s return to the Q Communications family, now at the helm as Managing Partner of UK and Ireland, is fantastic.