Glover will take two staff with him to found Fin Public Relations. His move comes as a result of WMC’s imminent merger with Pelham PR (PRWeek, 12 October). Glover described the departure as ‘amicable’, adding that he wanted to take his career in a different direction to WMC founder David Wynne-Morgan.
Fin will become part of marketing group Fin International and focus primarily on the financial services arena.
Glover was a founding partner of The Financial Word, a consultancy specialising in public and investor relations for companies in the financial and technology sectors. The agency was merged with WMC in 2000.
Ivo Forde and Tim Weller also join Fin from WMC, as director and account manager respectively. The agency starts with seven clients.
As reported last week, Wynne-Morgan takes the rest of his agency over to join Pelham later this year in a deal seen as an attempt to move Pelham into the bracket of City agencies including Brunswick, FD and Finsbury.
Wynne-Morgan was the former president and CEO of Hill & Knowlton Europe, and has run or owned PR agencies for half a century. He also advised convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohammed Al Megrahi and was also offered a contract to work with the Bin Laden family after September 11.