Pelham names Berens to lead tech bid

Pelham Public Relations has poached ICIS director Archie Berens in a bid to move into the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sector.

Berens, who had been with ICIS for two and a half years, joined Pelham on 12 December as a director handling TMT plus oil and gas clients.

During 2005 he worked on the stock market listings of technology firms Pure Wafer, Bango, FDM Group and Celoxica. He also led oil and gas accounts with Aminex and Fortune Oil.

Prior to ICIS, Berens worked with Pelham co-founder James Henderson for seven years at College Hill Associates.

Berens' departure leaves ICIS with just one director, chief executive Tom Moriarty, and a further four staff.

Moriarty said he would be hiring a replacement for Berens 'imminently'. He added: 'The financial PR sector is a bit like mercury. People tend to move around.'

Berens' arrival at the now ten-strong Pelham brings technological knowledge to the agency, which previously tended to focus on the oil and gas, mining and financial services sectors.

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