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Howard Group has selected local brand communications agency Method to represent the firm in all PR and marketing activities.

Howard Group has operated for almost 80 years in the East of England and has a large and diverse portfolio of high quality regional property developments and investments. Method will help to develop and deliver a PR and communications programme to support the growth of the business and further strengthen the company’s well-regarded profile and reputation.

Nicholas Bewes, chief executive at Howard Group is enthused about the appointment and says: “We ran a rigorous selection process to ensure we chose a partner who really understands our values and ethos and one we could build a long term relationship with. Method puts people at the heart of its culture and values, working in a collaborative manner – which reflects our approach to running our business. We’re excited to see what we can achieve together.” Method’s brand and strategy director

Kirsten Corrigan is equally as positive and adds: “Being chosen to represent Howard Group is another significant milestone in our journey as we establish ourselves as the vibrant choice for longstanding Cambridge companies looking for something different from a local agency. Working with Nicholas and the team will be a great opportunity for us to add value to an already hugely successful regional firm and we’re proud to be part of their future plans.”

Kirsten Corrigan, brand at strategy director at Method and Nicholas Bewes, chief executive at Howard Group
Kirsten Corrigan, brand and strategy director at Method and Nicholas Bewes, chief executive at Howard Group

2015 will be another significant year for the group as it celebrates its 80th anniversary with renewed vigour and a clear focus on writing the next chapter of the company’s history. The family-owned firm was established in Bedford in 1935 by CAEC ‘Jimmy’ Howard.

The Group’s £100m property investment portfolio extends to over one million sq ft, with an additional £150m of properties under development throughout Cambridge, London and East Anglia.