TUESDAY 11 SEP 2018 10:56 AM


Cello Health Communications has strengthened its business offer with the acquisition of the healthcare team at Firstlight Public Relations.

Firstlight’s Healthcare team was established in 2011 by managing director Pat Pearson, delivering communications for UK and international clients across the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors.

The team will be named Cello Health Public Relations, located in London, and will report into Cello Health Communications in Farnham.  

Stephen Highley, group chairman of Cello Health says, “The Firstlight healthcare team has built a reputation for creative and impactful work. This strategic acquisition will enhance our capabilities, bringing together complimentary communications expertise. Our clients are increasingly looking for a broader range of support. Firstlight’s experience in bringing healthcare issues to life in ways that make a genuine difference to medical professionals and patients is an exciting addition to Cello Health Communications.” 

Firstlight’s work was recognised this year as a finalist in the Communiqué Awards 'Professional education' category for a multichannel programme addressing unmet needs in the little-known condition of Hyperkalaemia.

“This will be a springboard for our team,” says Pearson. “The depth of Cello Health Communications expertise across Healthcare, and the international footprint will allow us to deliver even better and more comprehensive communications for clients. This combined with an aligned culture, ambition and collaborative spirit makes for an extremely exciting future.”