Sally Low, Managing Director of Low Associates (LA), announced today that they had won the European Commission’s two million euro contract to handle the European Enterprise Promotion Awards; the annual SME Assembly; and SME Week for 2016 & 2017. Low Associates were re-appointed for the second time on this programme (having held it previously in 2011-13 and 2014-15) and will serve as the main contractor, with their partner GOPA Com. acting as subcontractors. LA will provide the strategic comms direction; event management and secretariat; while GOPA will manage the promotional programme, including media handling and social media.
This is the fifth EC win in a row for LA since they were set up in 2009. In 2013 they won an extension contract for the European SME Week 2013; and another EC contract to manage the European Business Awards for the Environment.
“It’s very pleasing for an SME like us to win such large, prestigious contracts from the Commission, especially as we are usually up against some very tough pan-European competition from much larger companies” said Sally Low, LA’s Managing Director. “This success will drive our plans to expand our operations in Europe, especially the development of our Brussels office. To resource this growth we are constantly looking for talented and creative senior specialists who have held senior positions in large organisations, but now want to try a very different, a twenty-first century way of working, whilst retaining the ability to work for themselves on their own projects.”
For more details contact: Sally Low
Tel: +44 (0)1223 208655
Notes for Editors:
Low Associates is a strategic communications consultancy who specialise in creating policy-rich events; managing complex programmes; PR & all types of marketing communications; and EU related public affairs. It was founded by Sally Low (former Director of Policy & External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce; and Chief of Staff to Theresa May) in 2009 with her business partner Brendan Bruce (one of Margaret Thatcher’s spin doctors).
They offer a comprehensive range of content, communication, and brand-building services, including: events and programme management, strategic and marketing communications, EU-related public affairs, crisis communications, speech writing and copy writing, media coaching, tender drafting and advice, consortium building and administration.
LA was created using the concept of ‘a community of experienced specialists’ who have occupied senior positions in their field of expertise. They join as Associates, but can continue non-conflicting work on their other projects. A custom-built team is created for each contract from this bank of experts. Although LA does work with some selected UK-based clients, its core strategy is to attract business primarily from clients who have pan-national projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.