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 M&A Advisor named Finsbury Communications Firm of the Year for 2019 and Chambers and Partners ranked the firm among the top PR & communications agencies for litigation support.

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.

The partnership

Finsbury, The Glover Park Group (GPG) and Hering Schuppener are joining together to create the pre-eminent global strategic communications and public affairs consultancy. The combination formalizes the strategic partnership formed by Finsbury and Hering Schuppener in 2016 and which GPG joined in 2017.

Finsbury Glover Hering is a new pre-eminent global strategic communications advisory firm, headquartered in New York City with almost 700 multidisciplinary experts across the world’s major financial, government, business and cultural centers. The firm provides combined support in Government Relations & Policy and Advocacy, Corporate Reputation & Leadership Strategies, Crisis & Issues Management, Transaction & Financial Communications as well as Business Transformation, supported by research & insights, digital strategy, media planning and creative solutions.

Finsbury Glover Hering serves its global client base from 18 offices around the world. You can find all contact details of our locations here.

In February and April 2018, Image Sept and Fogel & Partners, the leading independent communications advisory firms in France as well as in the Nordic region, have joined the Global Partnership of Finsbury, Glover Park Group (GPG) and Hering Schuppener as Associate Partners. Image Sept and Fogel & Partners will further enhance our Global Partnership’s footprint of best-in-class integrated strategic communications across borders and practices.

Founded in 1988 by Anne Méaux, Image Sept is the leading independent communication consultancy firm in France, with 70 dedicated employees serving over 130 clients. Image Sept has become a key player in the fields of strategic consultancy and institutional relations, and a reference in the field of communication in France.

Fogel & Partners will further enhance the global footprint of the Global Partnership bringing best in class services within strategic communications from the Nordics. Founded by Anders Fogel in Stockholm in 2011 Fogel & Partners is a leading independent advisory boutique in the region focusing on M&A, IPOs and issue management, as well as strategic communications advice to companies and owners.

In June 2019, LLYC, the premier communications and public affairs consulting firm in Spain, Portugal and Latin America has joined the global partnership of Finsbury, Hering Schuppener and Glover Park Group (GPG) as associate partner.

LLYC will further enhance the global footprint of the global partnership bringing best in class services to our multinational clients. LLYC was founded in 1995 by Jose Antonio Llorente and Olga Cuenca following careers at Burson Marsteller Spain and has grown rapidly and cemented its position as the leading independent communications consulting firm in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries since its inception. Today, LLYC has 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 as well as public affairs.

Our values

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.

Excellence

We strive to be the best through strong performance, dedication and the application of our expertise and creativity in support of our clients’ success.

Teamwork

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.

Courage

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.

Responsibility

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.

Integrity

By acting with integrity, we act on our values. Everything we do is inspired by honesty and respect, openness, trust and fairness.

Our approach

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, 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.

Finsbury Chain

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.