SOUTHAMPTON marketing firm Lawton is celebrating winning the contract for Portsmouth Commercial Port for a further five years after a competition between six agencies.

Lawton has managed the account for the past ten years, working across integrated marketing, design, PR and e-marketing.

Deborah Greenwood, director of Lawton public relations, which employs more than 100 people, said: "We pride ourselves on fresh thinking across all areas, as much as long-term relationships with our clients."