UK public relations firm Quatro is opening its first dedicated base in Scotland. 

Quatro, headquartered in London, has acquired Inverness-based agency System2 giving them a footprint across three seats of UK government. 

Co-founder and director of System2, Peter Kane, joins the board of Quatro as an executive director and will have key responsibilities for strategic growth in Scotland and supporting UK operations.

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The strategic communications company specialises in political communications agency advising its clients on engagement and relationship building with politicians and governmental bodies at a local, regional, national and international level.

Gary Pleasants, Quatro managing director, said: “We are delighted to have secured the team from System2 in having them join Quatro. In one fell swoop we have greatly enhanced our delivery in Scotland. 

“We are adding journalistic, design, digital, film and political strategy skills to our already successful team. We believe there are great opportunities for Quatro in Scotland and the wider UK as a result.

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“We have worked on projects with the System2 team for quite some time with great success, so we know that Quatro will now be able to provide even greater services for more clients.”

Peter Kane, executive director at Quatro, said: “The team here is thrilled to now be part of a  UK-wide agency. Quatro has an enviable reputation for success and expert knowledge in the PR and public affairs fields. 

“My wife Suzanne and I created System2 and are grateful for the help and support that we’ve received in developing it.” 

Quatro now has offices London, Cardiff, Manchester, Sheffield, and Inverness with plans to open another office in Glasgow.