Civil engineering and design consultancy Scott Wilson – which brought in Smithfield for a London Stock Exchange listing last March (PRWeek, 10 Feb 2006) – overhauled its comms team in November.
Lak Siriwardene joined that month as corporate comms director. She was previously in a senior PR role at property firm Hamptons International.
Scott Wilson’s float has largely been deemed a success, seeing it double share value in less than a year. In the past week, financial tipsters have rated it a ‘buy’ stock – meaning FD will be starting from a healthy position as it tries to lure investors.
The Scott Wilson Group came into being in 1951, after the merger of Sir Cyril Kirkpatrick & Partners, founded in 1924, and Scott & Wilson, founded in 1945.