Lansons changes ownership as part of its transformation plans

LONDON — Reputation management consultancy Lansons has made significant changes to its shareholder structure, in the next phase of its transformation plans.

Co-founders Clare Parsons and Tony Langham reduced their combined stake in the limited liability company business from 68% to 24%, and 27 members of the Lansons team bought an additional 44% of the board, meaning the company is now majority. belonging to the employees. A total of 33 people are now Lansons shareholders.

Managing Director Gordon Tempest-Hay, the former CEO of Teneo and Blue Rubicon who joined Lansons in January, will become a partner with a significant stake this year, further reducing Langham’s and Parsons’ stakes.

Langham said: “After more than 30 years at the helm of the business and holding a majority stake, Clare and I have worked with our senior colleagues to transform the business and give Lansons a platform for major success in the course of the next decade. Gordon has joined and transformed the leadership and strategy of the company. We overhauled corporate governance, but the key was also to transform ownership. The LLP is now owned by 33 people, with no individual holding more than 20% – we believe in responsible inclusive capitalism and have tried to achieve that with these changes”.

He added: “It also means that as Gordon looks to bring senior talent into the business over the coming months, he will be able to offer the prospect of meaningful ownership to future colleagues.”

On behalf of the senior team, Co-Chief Executive Laura Hastings said: “The business was founded on a true sense of partnership, and we have always believed that the breadth of our ownership means we are more closely linked both to our employees and to the success of our customers. It’s fantastic that so many partners have taken the opportunity to own a larger share of the business as we enter this exciting new chapter for Lansons.

The 27 partners buying shares in the LLP include six new partners. Langham said, “It’s always a special moment when we welcome new partners and each of the six new ones makes a significant contribution to Lansons’ business.”

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