LONDON — Bladonmore, which provides strategic communications advisory, executive coaching and creative content services to large cap clients in the UK, Europe, the Gulf and the US, has named Richard Carpenter to the newly-created role of CEO.

The London-headquartered agency, which also has offices in LA and Dubai, has also opened a new office in New York.

Carpenter joined Bladonmore in 2018 as a managing partner to lead its restructure and international expansion. He was previously CEO of MerchantCantos, part of Brunswick Group, where he led the agency’s expansion from London to San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Bladonmore chairman Richard Rivlin said: “We are going to be 20 years young next year. So, it feels wonderful and natural to be appointing a CEO who has made huge strides in shaping the Bladonmore business in the past three years. Richard’s consistent commitment to always do the right thing for clients and colleagues gives me great optimism for what the future holds.”

Carpenter added: “I’m delighted to move into the new CEO role and look forward to driving Bladonmore even further forward in the next few years – alongside the fantastic team that we have assembled. We’re delivering some great work for clients and bridging the gap between high-level strategic thinking and amazing creative delivery in a digital environment. That model is being lapped up across all of our offices so we can’t wait to extend our reach in the States.”