David sharrock

David Sharrock

Live marketing and healthcare communications agency WRG has relocated its Manchester office from Salford to Castlefield, where it has taken 9,400 sq ft at the Castlefield Estates’ Grade II-listed development Merchants Warehouse.

The company, which also has offices in London, New York, Doha, Abu Dhabi and most recently Hong Kong, was previously primarily based at The Deva Centre in Salford.  It has also recently recently relocated its London office into Great Titchfield St, W1.

WRG was established in 2007 through the merger of With and Reflex Communications. Serial live events company entrepreneur Barry Day is the company’s chief executive.

Private equity house LDC bought a stake in the business in 2011 for £12m and the company went on to make two acquisitions in 2012: in August buying Manchester agency Canyon, which had sales of £3m plus employing 20 staff and then last November, WRG acquired Serious Events based in Hong Kong.

Last October the company also appointed David Sharrock, formerly the managing director of MEN Media, as its finance director.

The company’s client list includes Shell, Qatar Gas, Jaguar Land Rover, Nationwide and Procter and Gamble. WRG has also forged an enviable reputation managing ‘mega’ events such as handling the Pope’s visit and the G20 London summit.

Deputy managing director Carl Halliday said: “Bringing our teams in Manchester into one location will strengthen our creative talent and give us enormous power to service our clients more effectively.”