City & Corporate: The Week in City & Corporate

Redleaf Communications makes three new hires, Zoopla.co.uk signs up Wriglesworth.

Redleaf Communications has appointed Wendy Watherston and Pinday Hyde as account directors. Watherston joins from Ogilvy PR, while Hyde was previously a freelance PR consultant. The PR and investor relations agency has also hired Gill Parker from Cantos Communications as broadcast and social media consultant.

Zoopla.co.uk, the fast-growing property portal, has signed up the Wriglesworth Consultancy to handle trade and consumer PR. Zoopla recently purchased the Propertyfinder Group and ThinkProperty.com as part of an ambitious growth strategy in the UK. Wriglesworth director Mark Baker will lead the account.

CitySavvy, the pan-European financial and corporate comms agency, has been called in by European Metal Packaging (Empac) to provide ongoing PR advice and support. Empac, based in Brussels, represents national associations of metal packaging producers throughout Europe.

Teleplan International, a leading global provider of after-sales services to the IT and telecoms industry, has drafted in corporate and financial communications agency Stampa. The agency, based in London and Amsterdam, will target Dutch financial and business media. Teleplan has 19 international branches and nearly 6,000 employees.

Williams F1 has appointed sport and automotive specialist Performance PR to promote a joint research and development (R&D) venture with the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP). The Williams Technology Centre at QSTP will commercialise F1 technologies for civil and industrial application, focusing on energy-saving technologies and road safety initiatives. Performance PR, based in London and Dubai, will promote the centre, which will initially be charged with the progression of two Formula 1-inspired R&D projects across the Gulf region.

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