Our Group

Your Global
Communication
Consultancy

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We listen, we understand,

we communicate, we advocate.

Our integrated approach creates positive change through strategic communication and advocacy counsel based on comprehensive insight and research.

SEC Newgate works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media.

We are the people you need by your side when you have an opportunity to seize or a problem to solve.

Our strategic counsel is delivered by a rapidly growing team of professionals across five continents, providing clients with advice and support around the clock and implementing campaigns that make an impact locally, nationally and internationally.

53 offices

in five continents

A team of over

1100 professionals

More than 30

languages spoken

 

Our Story

The SEC Newgate story began 30 years ago. We have built a unique global consultancy group blending dynamism and experience that, today, is a top 30 ranked global insight and research-driven strategic communication and advocacy consultancy.

 

1989

SEC, the founding business, is established in Milan, Italy

 

1992-2008

SEC consolidates and expands its offer in Italy

 

2013

SEC starts its international expansion with an acquisition in Brussels (Cambre, now SEC Newgate EU)

 

2014-2017

Expansion continues across Europe and Latin America

 

2016

SEC is listed on London Stock Exchange

 

2019

On 4 September, SEC merges with Newgate to create SEC Newgate

 

2020

  • May: SEC Newgate is ranked 30 in PRovoke Top 250 Global Consultancies Ranking
  • July: True®, a proprietary reputation assessment tool, is launched
  • December: SEC Newgate expands its presence in Germany and starts operations in the US

 

2021

  • January: Newgate and Newington merge to create SEC Newgate UK
  • March: SEC Newgate CEE is established, starting operations in Central Eastern Europe
  • July: Expansion into Middle East with the acquisition of majority stake in Twister Dubai, now SEC Newgate Middle East
  • October: Launch of the ESG Monitor

 

2022

  • January: Rebranding under the SEC Newgate brand is completed
  • January: Delisting from LSE; Tree Hills Capital Partners enters as minority shareholder to support the transformational plan 
  • April: Expansion of the presence in the US, with the acquisition of a significant stake in Global Strategy Group (GSG)
  • November: footprint in the Americas is completed, with the acquisition of another

Ethos

To create positive outcomes for our clients and communities in a connected world, where companies will increasingly need communication partners with strong local roots, global reach and true entrepreneurial spirit, driven forward by truly talented people

Purpose

To achieve positive outcomes through communication, advocacy and research, to help our clients clearly demonstrate their purpose, value, and impact locally, nationally and internationally.