Gate One, the specialist digital and transformation consultancy, today announces that it has joined Havas Group, one of the largest global strategic marketing, creative and communications groups in the world, operating in more than 100 countries.

The move will enable Gate One to draw on the broader digital, customer and communications expertise of Havas and leverage its geographical reach, to provide greater value and service to its clients.

Tim Phillips and Chris Hirst

Gate One will continue to operate as an independent business entity within the Havas Group, with the same name, management, consultant teams and ethos.

Tim Phillips, CEO of Gate One, said: “Gate One has had a successful history of year-on-year growth since its inception. Our success has been underpinned by delivering meaningful and sustainable change, working in close collaboration with our clients to transform their businesses.”

“In Havas Group, we have found a family of businesses with a highly complementary portfolio of services, which will strengthen our ability to work at the most strategic end of transformation, drawing on Havas’ market-leading digital, customer and communications capabilities to deliver greater value and impact to our clients.”

“New leadership, the power of our village model and our partnership with Vivendi have transformed our UK business over the past three years,” says Chris Hirst, UK Group and Global CEO, Havas Creative network. “We have been searching for the right kind of business that can bring something completely new. Gate One is a best-in-class business that will add significant new capabilities and strengthen those we already have. We are delighted they have chosen to join us. As clients are increasingly looking for integrated services, the addition of Gate One to our well-established village model makes our UK offering truly unique.”

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To view the press release on Gate One joining the Havas Group, click here.


Tim is a senior business leader and consultant with over 25 years’ experience crafting and delivering major strategic programmes across many large UK and global businesses. His focus and passion are to enable organisations to make better decisions. As the digital and physical worlds blur, now is a particularly exciting time to be helping ambitious businesses shape their actions for the future.