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Bishopsgate Comms wins water treatment brief, Worldcom appoints new chair.

Watermark Global, the AIM-listed water treatment company, has brought in Bishopsgate Communications as its retained financial PR agency. The firm, which specialises in acid mine drainage in South Africa, is aiming to become the world leader in the sector. The Bishopsgate team will be led by director Nick Rome, account director Robyn Samuelson and account executive Giang Nguyen.

XCounter AB, a biotech firm that develops 3D medical imaging systems, has brought in Capital MS&L to provide investor relations and corporate communications support. The firm previously used Buchanan Communications. Capital will support XCounter's communications with existing and potential investors as well as boosting the firm's visibility in the international media. The agency will report to XCounter CEO Mikael Strindlund. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.

WYG Group, the international consulting firm, has recruited Craig Evans to drive the company's PR in the national and international media. The Leeds-based organisation aims to provide creative solutions to some of the world's most challenging projects. Evans joins WYG Group from steel maker Corus, where he led PR at the company's Teesside and Scunthorpe sites.

Phoebus Software has hired the Wriglesworth Consultancy to lead a PR campaign to promote its relationships with high profile clients and establish it as the leading systems provider for mortgage servicing software. The agency won the account after a competitive pitch. Wriglesworth director Brian Thorn will lead the account. Phoebus has been providing software for the financial industry for 20 years.

The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the network of independently owned public relations firms, has appointed Diego Biasi as its worldwide chair. Biasi, president and managing director of Business Press in Milan, will look to recruit more member firms, expand the network's practice groups and emphasise web 2.0 technologies. The body's UK agencies include Winningtons Financial PR and Kaizo.

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