WHO WE ARE
Finsbury is a global leader in strategic communications. We are trusted advisers to boards, senior executives and legal counsel of many of the world’s most successful companies, institutions and organizations.
Financial agency of the year
As an award-winning consultancy, we have managed some of the most complex communications challenges of the last three decades. We help clients communicate with clarity and impact when it matters most: during times of opportunity, change and crisis. In recognition of this, the Holmes Report named Finsbury the Best Financial Consultancy in the World for 2014 and Financial Agency of the Year in North America in 2015.
A vibrant, diverse workforce is good for business, and as a global, talent-driven organization, our people are our greatest asset. By bringing together experienced, intellectually curious professionals from a range of backgrounds, we offer our clients the best-informed and most creative advice.
Hering Schuppener Consulting, Finsbury and The Glover Park Group have formed a partnership. This connection has created one of the few global platforms that can serve customers worldwide at the highest quality level in all communication issues – with more than 500 consultants in 15 cities.
The partnership offers high-quality consulting and implementation expertise across all regions and disciplines. Together, all three companies advise their clients on their biggest challenges, such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership changes, challenging crises, or complex corporate and public affairs issues. Over the past decade, the consultants have advised on nearly 1,500 transactions totaling more than $ 2 trillion.
The companies bundle their strengths and their expertise in global practice groups for the capital market, crisis, corporate communications and reputation as well as corporate and public affairs, thus offering their clients cross-border market access with the best and most individualized advice for each situation – regardless of location. This strategic consulting includes all available communication channels, including an integrated digital offering.
Since 2018, Image Sept, Fogel & Partners and LLYC have been joined by Finsbury, Glover Park Group (GPG) and Hering Schuppener as associated partners, with the leading independent communications consultancies in France and Scandinavia, as well as the Spanish and Portuguese speaking territories. Image Sept, Fogel & Partners and LLYC reinforce the unique position of global partnership in integrated strategic communication across borders and disciplines.
Founded in 1988 by Anne Méaux, Image Sept today serves as France’s leading independent communications consultancy with 70 specialists serving over 130 clients. The company has established itself as one of the key players in strategic consulting and institutional relations, and is a fixture in the French communications landscape.
Fogel & Partners was founded in 2011 by Anders Fogel, who brings many years of experience in corporate communications from London and Stockholm. The company has grown rapidly since its founding, consolidating its position as one of the leading independent communications consultancies in Northern Europe, and is positioned as a consulting firm with a strong strategic focus and a clear specialization in financial communications.
LLYC is one of the leading independent communications and public affairs consultancies in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Founded in 1995 by José Antonio Llorente and Olga Cuenca, today the company employs more than 600 strategic communications professionals who are experts in a broad range of services including financial communications, crisis and issues management, media and investor relations, corporate positioning and public affairs.
At Finsbury, our firm and our employees abide by the WPP Code of Business Conduct. The work we do for our clients, and with each other, is also guided by our Shared Values. These principles and values underpin our commitment to acting ethically in everything we do and to maintaining the highest standards of quality, professionalism, honesty and integrity.
We strive to be the best through strong performance, dedication and the application of our expertise and creativity in support of our clients’ success.
We win as a team, both in our relationship with our clients and with each other. We believe that diversity and collaboration deliver better results.
Our best work stems from the courage to offer candid, independent counsel to our clients. We lead the way when we act with the freedom of entrepreneurs and take innovative approaches to challenges and opportunities.
We care for our clients, our co-workers and our communities. We are loyal to each other, take ownership for our actions and advice and take care to ensure our employees have an appropriate work-life balance.
By acting with integrity, we act on our values. Everything we do is inspired by honesty and respect, openness, trust and fairness.
We believe that every communications program should be unique and guided by a clear strategy that helps an organization achieve its business objectives.
At the heart of our approach is our ability to work closely with clients to identify the core issues and influencers, develop compelling messages and help deliver them through the most relevant communications channels. In this way, we consistently succeed in helping clients engage, persuade and mobilize key stakeholders—within and outside their organizations.
We pride ourselves on using research and analysis to shape winning, multichannel strategies. Working as an extension of client teams, we offer informed, frank and objective advice.
Our global footprint and diligent account management mean that we are available 24/7 across Finsbury’s global offices, through our Partnership with Hering Schuppener and the Glover Park Group, and in collaboration with WPP network affiliates worldwide.
Partnering with the community
At Finsbury, everything we do is in the spirit of making a positive impact through our work with clients, trusted partners and within the communities of which we are a part. We believe in acting as a socially responsible business, whether through pro bono advice; supporting charities that align with our values; or encouraging our people to get involved with the community.
Behaving in this way enables us to achieve our business goals and enhances our reputation with clients, our people and the wider world. All of our consultants have an opportunity to work for good causes that Finsbury supports or to introduce work that they feel passionately about.
We work with a range of organizations in the community. These include, among others, Dementia Friends, the Garden Bridge Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London’s Air Ambulance and Speakers for Schools in the United Kingdom and the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, Project Hope, W!se (Working in Support of Education), Union Settlement, New York Hall of Science, and YMCA of Greater New York in the United States as well as 100 Women in Hedge Funds and the Public Relations Consultants Association.
UK Modern Slavery Act
Finsbury does not tolerate any form of modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. Finsbury is a subsidiary of WPP, therefore please refer to WPP’s Modern Slavery statement here.
Wherever possible, Finsbury uses WPP “approved suppliers” who are appointed by WPP Group Procurement teams for commonly purchased goods and services. These “approved suppliers” are selected in accordance with the WPP Procurement Policy.