LONDON — Independent corporate affairs consultancy Nudge Factory has appointed two new managing partners: Jason MacKenzie will lead the corporate communications practice while Kevin Davis now heads up the local government division.

MacKenzie joins from a short tenure at strategy and communications consultancy Curzon PR, where he became managing director last summer. He previously held leadership roles with Bottle PR and Liquid PR and was the president of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in 2017.

He told the Holmes Report: “It was an offer I couldn’t turn down. Nudge Factory is a small consultancy with fun people and interesting clients who straddle disciplines, with a real energy behind it and a drive to grow.”

Kevin Davis is the leader of the opposition for the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, having been council leader between 2014 and 2018. He previously ran his own local government communications agency, Cratus Communications, and was chief executive of the Centre for Accessible Environments.

Davis said: “Nudge Factory’s local government practice has a strong foundation, but there are opportunities for rapid expansion throughout London and beyond.”

Nudge Factory senior partner Az Chowdhury added: “We’re developing Nudge Factory’s practices as part of our growth plan, and securing Jason and Kevin as managing partners will expand the business and provide a breadth of senior counsel to our clients. We anticipate 2019 being a year of significant growth, as we evolve our proposition based on experience, expertise and insights.”