January 16, 2018
LEWIS announced the completion of its 23rd year of consecutive growth and record revenues. This was driven by the addition of major clients in both the consumer and technology markets.
Based on the company year end of July 31, 2017, global revenues reached new all-time record highs of $62m with profits at $8m.
This was powered by accounts such as Comcast, ECOVACS, Google, Jabra, Infosys, LG, McAfee, Porsche, VMware and Wix.com.
In 2017, the company committed a further $4m to expand its proposition in consumer, corporate communications, financial services, biotechnology and automotive sectors. Part of the funding was deployed in leadership appointments in key US locations and in new digital leadership in China.
The company also launched LEWIS Expro, a customized senior leadership communications consultancy, designed to capitalize on executive profiling. This service dovetails with strategic research programs such as the LEWIS Advisory Board (LAB), which was launched in January 2017. Designed to help leaders spot global trends and achieve greater situational awareness, 100 business leaders have been consulted and a book deal signed to publish the conclusions. The Leadership LAB – Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century will be launched September 3, 2018, by Kogan Page Inspire.
“The Team LEWIS model, with its emphasis on reinvestment, has paid dividends this year,” said James Oehlcke, Chief Financial Officer. At a time when many brands are consolidating, we’ve continued to pioneer new services, invest in fresh leaders and win many new and exciting accounts. We head into 2018 armed with further acquisition and organic expansion plans. It promises to be another exciting year.”
“2017 was also a record year for professional awards,” said Yvonne van Bokhoven, Global Marketing Leader for the company. “With excellence in global, retail and our core technology business, we’ve seen our teams recognized all over the world.”
“Despite the volatility of many global markets this past year, LEWIS has invested early for 2018 and expects that to be another record year,” said Chris Lewis, CEO and Founder. “I want to pay tribute to our global team for their hard work and commitment this year. We thrive on seeing happy clients that appreciate excellent work delivered by a great team.”