Working with a powerful market leader such as Bowmer & Kirkland is a tremendous opportunity and represents yet another major step in the development of Punch. We are delighted to have been chosen to represent the Bowmer & Kirkland brand in the UK and are extremely confident that Punch will help communicate the pedigree, ethos and ethics of the group across the target market
(PRWEB) August 7, 2008
Bowmer & Kirkland, one of the largest and most industry respected privately-owned construction groups in the UK has appointed PR Agency Punch Communications to represent the brand across trade and consumer property, business and regional media.
Founded in 1923, and headquartered in Derbyshire, the privately owned and family-run Bowmer & Kirkland Group employs over 1,800 staff, comprises 25 companies, and has an annual turnover of £860m. Although 85% of its business arises from the construction industry, the Group's interests span numerous industries within both the public and private sector and in June 2008, the company was listed 54th in The Sunday Times Deloitte Top Track 100 list of Britain's biggest private companies. The Group has won numerous accolades and widespread acclaim - most recently including several projects which have received awards in the Considerate Constructors Scheme - and works with many household name brand customers, including Sainsbury, Tesco, Asda, JCB, Marks & Spencer's, Rolls Royce, B & Q.
Punch has been commissioned to proactively communicate a range of new Bowmer & Kirkland initiatives - such as pioneering sustainable building practices, latest project news, partnership announcements and corporate news to the property trade and business press, on a regional and national level, to raise the brand's profile amongst target groups across the UK.
John Betterton, Director, Bowmer & Kirkland Group said: "As a Group comprising 25 companies and employing over 1,800 staff, it was absolutely essential that we selected the best possible candidate to effectively represent and promote our brand across the target market. Having considered a number of options, we are convinced that Punch Communications is that candidate and we are extremely pleased with the initial strategy and planning meetings we have held so far. We look forward to a strong, ongoing relationship that will really drive the B&K brand forward into 2009".
Pete Goold, MD of Punch Communications added: "Working with a powerful market leader such as Bowmer & Kirkland is a tremendous opportunity and represents yet another major step in the development of Punch. We are delighted to have been chosen to represent the Bowmer & Kirkland brand in the UK and are extremely confident that Punch will help communicate the pedigree, ethos and ethics of the group across the target market".
Midlands-based PR agency Punch Communications has celebrated its fifth full year in business with a move to prestigious new office accommodation in the rural Leicestershire/Northamptonshire countryside. Punch's new address is The Steadings, Units 9 & 10, Sutton Lodge, Sutton Bassett, Leicestershire, LE16 8HL and the landline changes to +44 (0) 1858 411600. For more information, please visit http://www.punchcomms.com