A MediaCityUK based PR business is opening up an office at the capital’s digital roundabout Shoreditch.

Rule 5 is marking its first year in business with the announcement that it plans to open a London office in January.

Brown & Wilson

Brown & Wilson

The new office, in Shoreditch, London, will be run by Account Director Carolanne Bamford, who relocates in the New Year.  Recruitment for an account executive is underway.

“It has been an incredible year” said Managing Partner, Rob Brown.  “Launching a new agency in the middle of a recession has challenges but we feel that we’ve built a good brand with Rule 5, we deliver great work and are thrilled by the response we’ve had.”

Fellow agency founder and Director Julie Wilson added: “It has always been our intention to launch a London office.  It’s a little ahead of plan but the time is right for us and there’s a great sense of creativity and innovation in Shoreditch.  We’re looking forward to being part of it.”

Rule 5 launched in November 2012 and was crowned Best Newcomer at the Prolific North Awards just four months later.  This month the agency was awarded Gold for Best Social Media campaign and Silver for Best Digital campaign in the 2013 CIPR Pride Awards.

Rule 5 specialises in digital communications and PR with clients in the interior and lifestyle, retail, food, TV and production, and sports sectors; including Wedgwood; Waterford; Renshaw; British Cycling; Raw Cut TV and GB Taekwondo.

Next month, the agency will also be providing consultancy support to the Cabinet Office with the Government’s review of its communications capability.