News: Gavin Nugent joins CW8 from Coca-Cola Europe

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CW8 Communications (CW8), a global boutique strategic communications advisory firm, has appointed Gavin Nugent (pictured) as an associate director in the corporate affairs practice. Nugent will report to Colm Woods, managing director of corporate affairs at CW8.  

Nugent, who brings a decade of experience, joins from Coca-Cola, where he was sustainability communications manager for Europe. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Nugent held a number of communications advisory, public policy and press office roles – all with a sustainability lens. He has spent time at state-backed provider Irish Water as well as acting as communications manager for Ireland’s Green Party.

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This appointment further bolsters CW8’s sustainability and ESG communications credentials in the corporate affairs practice. Led by Colm Woods, formerly Aramark Northern Europe’s director of corporate communications and regional Net Zero strategy lead, the team currently advises on a wide range of communications for sustainability-linked solutions, ClimateTech and AgriTech. This combination of team experience, furthered by Nugent’s career-long focus on sustainability policy and advisory, ensures that CW8 advises with a detailed understanding on the complexity of global ESG reporting on company strategy, reputation and operations. 

Commenting on the appointment, Sean Pattwell, founder and chief executive at CW8 said, “We are delighted to welcome Gavin to the team as we continue to grow and scale the business. Gavin brings with him a wealth of experience, particularly in the area of sustainability and public policy – areas which are becoming more and more of a focus for our corporate clients. It’s an exceptionally exciting time for CW8 as we continue to witness huge growth and interest in our services from companies around the world.”

This announcement marks a time of considerable growth for CW8, which has evolved after only 4.5 years into a multi-million revenue generating business, delivering significant year-on-year growth. The firm advises some of the world’s biggest game-changers and most innovative brands – the companies trying to solve unique needs and complex problems around the world, as well as helping heritage brands and new generations of creators navigate Web3.