MEDIA RELEASE 21 February 2012

Canary Wharf Group hires FTI Consulting for diversified corporate communications brief

Canary Wharf Group plc (‘Canary Wharf Group’), the developer and owner of the iconic Canary Wharf business and shopping district in central London, has expanded its corporate communications efforts with the appointment this week of FTI Consulting.

The property group has given FTI Consulting the brief to support its marketing and positioning as it grows and diversifies its tenant base at Canary Wharf, and increasingly works on landmark development projects elsewhere in central London.

Among the target audiences for the campaign are the global technology, media and telecommunications sectors as well as key world markets including India, the Asia-Pacific and Gulf regions.

Hamish McDougall, Communications Manager, Canary Wharf Group plc, said: “Canary Wharf has been a remarkable success story; however we have a lot of growth yet to accomplish. FTI will help us communicate to a diverse range of business sectors and high-growth markets. This is especially important as Canary Wharf continues to evolve to meet the needs of a growing London economy.”

McDougall added: “Our decision to appoint FTI was based on the breadth and depth of their sector knowledge, global reach and integrated approach to conventional, digital and social media.”

Anthony Danaher, Chairman within FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications practice, said: “We are thrilled to be able to add Canary Wharf Group, an undisputed leader in its field, to our corporate client list. The group has created in just two decades a vibrant and successful business, and social environment that historically would have taken centuries to realise. We look forward to being part of the next chapter in that remarkable story.”

Danaher will head FTI’s Canary Wharf team, while Managing Director Dominic Morgan and Vice President Brian Wendel will direct the corporate and digital media elements of the programme respectively.

FTI Consulting will work alongside Canary Wharf Group’s existing agencies Brunswick, which provides financial communications, and The Communication Group plc, which handles consumer PR, including promoting Canary Wharf’s world-class public arts and events programme and more than 200 shops, bars and restaurants.

Canary Wharf Group Canary Wharf Group has planning consent to build a further three office buildings on the Canary Wharf Estate comprising 4.76m sq. ft. as well as Riverside South on behalf of J.P. Morgan (1.9m sq. ft) and Wood Wharf Partnership, a 4.6m square feet joint venture development adjacent to Canary Wharf in which Canary Wharf Group recently purchased 100% share. It is currently working on 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London in a joint venture with Land Securities; the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank in a joint venture with Qatari Diar; 25 Churchill Place and the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station.



For further information, please contact:

Hamish McDougall
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2326
M: 07779 888 075


1) About Canary Wharf Group plc

Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG) is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies.

Canary Wharf has a working population of nearly 100,000 people in a diverse range of sectors for some of the world’s leading companies. It has paved the way for the regeneration of London’s Docklands and one in five Canary Wharf workers now lives in a local East London borough. It has helped London and the City consolidate its position at the centre of the business world.

Following the recent announcement to build a new headquarters for the European Medicines Agency at 25 Churchill Place, the Group has plans in place to continue to develop Canary Wharf in the coming years. This will be in parallel with other central London developments such as the Shell Centre on the South Bank (in a joint venture with Qatari Diar) and 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London (in a joint venture with Land Securities). The Group is currently constructing the Canary Wharf Crossrail station ahead of schedule and on budget, which is ready to receive the Crossrail tunnel boring machines in Summer 2012. Twitter: @yourcanarywharf

Canary Wharf Group is backing Tower Hamlets’ bid to become the UK’s next city, as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.