M:Communications' Clarke joins Powerscourt

LONDON: Juliet Clarke, former head of technology at M:Communications, is planning to join Powerscourt's technology, media, and telecommunications team this month.

LONDON: Juliet Clarke, former head of technology at M:Communications, is planning to join Powerscourt's technology, media, and telecommunications team this month.

She will be followed by Andy Parnis, who will join the group in July from UBS, where he was lead analyst in telecoms equity research.

Clarke was previously director of marketing and communications at Torex Retail Holdings, having spent ten years at FTI Consulting's tech, media, and telecoms division. Parnis has also worked at Nomura, Lehman Brothers, and Deloitte.

PRWeek UK broke the news of Clarke's departure from M: last month. She followed a number of other senior executives leaving the firm, including founders Hugh Morrison and Nick Miles.

Meanwhile, another former M:Communications consultant, Nick Woods, is to join Powerscourt's financial services team. At M: Woods advised a range of clients in the private equity, venture capital, investment, and advisory sectors, as well as establishing M: Communications' social media offering. He was previously with Hill+Knowlton Strategies' financial and professional services division.

Additionally, former Guardian media correspondent James Robinson has joined the firm's special situations practice. He has worked for titles including the Birmingham Post and Sunday Business, and was also the media editor at the Observer.

Finally, Alexandra Rowbottom has joined the special situations practice from Regester Larkin, where she focused on issues and crisis management.

“As we enter the firm's tenth year, the business continues to go from strength to strength, reflected in our excellent showing in the Q1 mergermarket.com league tables, 15 new financial and corporate PR mandates in the year-to-date, and a continued 30%-a-year revenue growth trajectory, achieved despite challenging market conditions,” said Victoria Palmer-Moore, partner.

The firm placed second in mergermarket's Q1 2013 UK M&A tables for PR advisers by value. It also finished second in 2012.

This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK, the sister publication of PRWeek at Haymarket Media.

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