"Clare Parsons and Tony Langham are inseparable as a couple and jointly responsible for the long-term success, reputation and progressive culture of this 32-year old PR agency." - PRWeek UK
As the first celebration of the evening, former Teneo CEO and incoming Lansons CEO Gordon Tempest-Hay inducted the duo and of their partnership said:
"... their success was founded on a set of principals that was way ahead of its time.... carbon neutral for over a decade... runs as a partnership providing ownership for the many not the few... the pursuit of female leadership at the heart of their business. They did these things not to be nice, but because they understood, that they were a driver of great commercial success... and so it has proven to be."
Hall of fame speech celebrating all of @TonyLangham and @ClareParsons_ 's contributions. These guys have set the bar very high. #ResponsibleCapitalism, #FemaleLeadership and #CorporateCulture initiatives do work 👏 @prweek #PRWeekAwards pic.twitter.com/cbFSfVe3g8— Jennifer Sanchis (@Jenny_Sanchis) October 20, 2021
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Gordon Tempest-Hay, the former CEO of both Teneo in the UK and Blue Rubicon, is to join Lansons as CEO on 1st January 2022. He will become a significant shareholder in the firm from April 2022. Lansons Co-founder and current Chief Executive, Tony Langham, will become Executive Chairman focusing on client work and continuing to promote the business both at home and abroad. Fellow Co-founder, Clare Parsons, will move from Non-executive Chair to Non-executive Director.
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