MBO begins new chapter for IC

Intelligent Conversation is to go forward under new ownership following a successful management buy-out led by Managing Director Fritzi Wemheuer.

As IC approaches its 14th year in business, I’m delighted to announce that it will also begin a new chapter in the leadership of the agency.

Following a successful management buy-out, I’m very proud to say that I have taken on the baton from founder Libby Howard and will take our wonderful agency forward while Libby steps back to pursue her interests outside work. (Though I’m delighted to say that she will retain a part-time consultancy role with us!)

The management buy-out is the result of careful succession planning to protect the unique culture and the very special business we have built over 13 highly successful years.

I have been with IC for over 10 of those 13 years and am excited at the opportunity to drive further innovation, discover new sectors and develop new services to meet clients’ ever-changing needs.

At the heart of this will be our core capability: communicating big, complex and often game-changing ideas to niche audiences.

At IC, we are lucky to work with clients who give us unique glimpses of the technologies, ideas and people that make the world go round and make it better. Working in this space is both challenging and fun, it stretches us as it rewards us. I look forward to exploring every last corner of it, together with a great and growing team.

A big thank you to Libby for launching us! And thank you to our fantastic team and clients – many of whom have been with us for a decade or more. We couldn’t do this without you.