Creative agency woolley pau regains independence after buyout

Healthcare marketing agency woolley pau has gone back to its independent roots following a management buyout by three of its senior team.

Ed Shorthose, managing director, said the move “felt right on every level”.

Shorthose, Christian Dawson and Dean Woolley bought out the agency, which was had previously been acquired by healthcare communications company gyro in 2007 and then in 2016 by digital marketing company Dentsu Aegis Network.

Woolley, head of creative for woolley pau, said of its new leadership team: “We have different skills that dovetail perfectly to make us a formidable, problem-solving team for our clients.”

Dawson, head of strategy, added: “We’re gaining the benefits of independence, with all the buzz and energy of a start-up, while still being able to call on the resources of a global network of world-leading data and digital experts.”

The London-based agency was co-founded in 1993 by Woolley and Louisa Pau, who left in 2013, and works on pharmaceutical and medical device brands for pan-European and global clients.

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