The Partners, the multi-award winning brand consultancy, has announced today the appointment of Stuart Radford as Creative Director.

Stuart Radford

Stuart joins The Partners from award-winning visual communications agency Radford Wallis, which he co-founded with Andrew Wallis in 1999. Whilst at Radford Wallis he worked with brands including Royal Mail, Ted Baker, Norwich Union and Land Securities. Prior to co-founding Radford Wallis, he worked at Fitch, Radley Yeldar and HGV.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Stuart to the team. His wealth of experience and creative credentials make him a perfect fit for The Partners, as well as his exceptionally high standards. As we continue to broaden our focus and grow as a business in 2012 Stuart will bring a fresh insight and innovation to our unique style of creative services for businesses and brands,” says Nick Eagleton, Creative Director UK, The Partners.

Stuart said: “I am really looking forward to joining the team. The Partners’ reputation and the level of the work that the brand consultancy attracts has been a real draw for me. I’m really looking forward to starting work with the team and getting my teeth into some big brand projects.”

This latest addition to the team rounds up a successful year for The Partners, with the office in London increasing through a number of new hires; including Matt Woods, appointed to the newly created role of UK Managing Director in June; Dave Roberts, who joined from Fitch as Creative Director and Matt Millington, who came on board as Business Development Director in October. Stuart will officially start working with The Partners in January.

As well as expanding its London team, last month The Partners announced the opening of a new office in Singapore, marking its third global base, alongside London and New York.

This year has also seen The Partners retain its title of the UK’s most creatively awarded company in 2011. The consultancy recently won a Gold Lion at Cannes for the third time out of the four years that Design has been a category – no other firm has won more than once.