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SEC Newgate UK launches The Lab with the appointment of Tom Nutt

Tom Nutt
By SEC Newgate team
27 September 2023
Consumer Campaigns & B2B
Design and Branding
Corporate Reputation
Digital and Insight
Award-winning agency leader joins to grow SEC Newgate’s digital, research and campaigns offer

Tom Nutt has joined SEC Newgate UK in the newly created role of Practice Head, The Lab. Tom joins from Instinctif Partners, where he was Head of Corporate & Campaigns and a Managing Partner having previously been Head of Corporate UK & Europe at Grayling. The Lab, which has been incubated since the beginning of 2023, brings together SEC Newgate’s digital, research, insight and campaigning specialists to power the excellence of the business’s work.

This appointment marks the launch of The Lab and will play a crucial role in enabling and driving the business’s growth. SEC Newgate’s proposition is focused on delivering integrated campaigns and programmes across insight, communications and advocacy, The Lab will take the insight proposition to the next level and enable the business’s strengths across communications and advocacy to continue to evolve and develop.

In turn, and where appropriate, The Lab will bring insight, digital and research expertise together to provide a more focused campaigning offer to build programmes that drive change. Critically, Tom’s previous experience leading teams focused on corporate campaigning and corporate affairs make him perfectly placed to support and grow SEC Newgate’s award-winning expertise.

In addition, The Lab will build connections across the SEC Newgate global network to ensure the skills and expertise of all the teams in different territories can be successfully utilised to benefit UK clients and vice versa. Moving forward, this will allow best in class expertise in communications innovation to be deployed across SEC Newgate’s global network, to create greater impact for a wide range of the business’s international clients.

Emma Kane, CEO SEC Newgate UK commented, “Tom brings a breadth of experience and expertise that will dovetail perfectly with the exceptional senior leadership at SEC Newgate. The Lab is a critical platform for growth that will enable and support the continued excellence in strategy, creativity and campaigning across our communications and advocacy teams.”

Tom Nutt said, “Joining SEC Newgate, is the perfect evolution for my career. The business has a clear, concise and impactful proposition and is well regarded across the industry for the excellence of its work. For me, the exciting element to build off the very strong foundations and take the business to the next level and doing the best work possible for our clients.”

On appointment, Tom has also joined the SEC Newgate UK senior leadership team.