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Hudson Sandler lures Leach from Mail; Coad joins College Hill.

Hudson Sandler has captured Andrew Leach, currently associate City editor of the Financial Mail on Sunday. He will join in September as an MD. He has spent ten years at the Financial Mail, joining as investment editor before becoming associate City editor in 2004.

Brunswick and Maitland are on either side of the £2.5bn deal that will see Reckitt Benckiser buy SSL International, the maker of Durex condoms and Scholl foot care products. Brunswick is retained by Reckitt Benckiser, with director David Litterick heading the account. SSL International retains Maitland, where consultants William Clutterbuck and Brian Hudspith lead the firm's involvement.

College Hill has hired Antonia Coad as an executive in the financial team. She joins from HB Communications, where she was a consultant. She also previously worked at Bell Pottinger Corporate & Financial.

Yellow Jersey PR, the business comms consultancy, has been appointed by ISACO, an ISA investment specialist co-founded by Stephen Sutherland, author of Liquid Millionaire, and his brother Paul, creator of the '3 Minutes per Day' investing system.

Teamspirit Public Relations has called in Vanessa Chance as an account director. She has eight years' experience in PR and marketing. Chance joins from Polhill Communications.

Charlotte Morrison has joined private equity specialist Equus as a senior consultant. She recently took a break from PR for family reasons and was previously head of comms for the British Venture Capital Association.

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