Public Policy

March 30, 2017

Instinctif Partners Acquires Champollion Group


Instinctif Partners has extended its UK Public Policy offering by acquiring London based consultancy Champollion.

Champollion, which will integrate within the Public Policy practice, specialises in public affairs, media relations and digital communications. They have a diverse client base across a number of sectors with particular expertise with international NGOs, innovative corporates and higher education institutions.

The acquisition will see the whole Champollion team move into Instinctif’s London office at 65 Gresham Street with Simon Buckby and Estelle McCartney joining as Managing Partners under the leadership of Senior Managing Partner Warwick Smith.

Richard Nichols, CEO of Instinctif Partners, said: “We’ve been aware of Champollion’s fantastic reputation and first-class client work for many years so we are really pleased to be welcoming the team to Instinctif Partners. The expertise that Champollion brings complements our already strong public policy offering and bridges into our corporate practice with complementary skills, driving our interconnected proposition. Along with the organic growth we have consistently seen at Instinctif for the past decade, this is another step on our journey to becoming a world-leading international business communications consultancy.”

Warwick Smith, Senior Managing Partner Public Policy said: “They have a fantastic reputation and a track record of delivering exceptional client work and we are looking forward to having them as part of the team. They will broaden our public policy offering, helping us to continue to deliver outstanding outcomes for our growing client base.”

Simon Buckby, CEO of Champollion, said: “I am delighted that after 12 successful years Champollion is joining Instinctif Partners. We have worked together in the past and are certain that the fit will bring new and exciting business opportunities for us all. Instinctif is rapidly expanding its reputation and market reach and we are relishing the chance to join the journey to becoming a world-leading international business communications consultancy.”