Blakeney announced today that Jonathan Lomax has joined the business as its Managing Director. Jonathan will lead the Blakeney team and oversee client work as the company continues to grow.

Blakeney was formed in September 2016 by Gabe Winn, a former management consultant and Corporate Affairs Director at Centrica, to bring a strategy consultancy mindset to corporate communications.

The consultancy was named one of PRWeek’s ‘New Agencies to Watch’ in 2018. Since then, Blakeney has grown to a team of ten solving complex commercial challenges through corporate affairs for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Gabe Winn, CEO of Blakeney, said: “Jonathan is one of the most experienced corporate communications consultants in the UK, and I’m delighted that he’s joining the Blakeney team.

“Jonathan’s strategic approach and experience working across complex and challenging client issues makes him a perfect fit for Blakeney, and I’m excited to be working with someone of his calibre as we continue to build on the success of our first three years.”

Jonathan Lomax said: “I have been incredibly impressed by what Blakeney has achieved in such a short time. The consultancy already represents a group of impressive clients, helping them deal with challenging and complex issues, and the quality of the work is first-class.

“I am thrilled to be joining Blakeney at this exciting time, and look forward to working with the team as we push forward into the next phase of growth.”

Jonathan Lomax began his career as a local journalist; following a stint working in Parliament, he moved into communications as Head of Public Affairs at The Salvation Army.

He then joined AS Biss, becoming a member of the senior management team when it merged to form Mandate. He was part of the small team that led the merger of Mandate, Hogarth and Penrose to form MHP Communications, and later became Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of MHP’s Corporate Affairs division. Jonathan left MHP in 2017 to join MSL as Managing Director, Corporate Reputation. He was listed in PRWeek’s 2019 Power Book, and is a 2019 PRWeek Awards judge.