Mobile telephone network One2One has drafted in Craig Stevenson as
public affairs manager.
Stevenson joins from British Nuclear Fuels where he was public affairs
manager for the last four years. Before that, he worked for the Morrison
Construction Group as an executive in corporate affairs. He began his
career as a researcher for the Conservative Party in Scotland.
The public affairs role at One2One reports to public policy and carrier
services director Robin Saphra. Stevenson is also expected to work
closely with the PR department under director of corporate
communications Anna Cloake. Stevenson replaces Rachael Whetstone, who
left One2One in February to join the press and public affairs department
of Carlton Communications.
One2One is winding up its relationship with specialist crisis
communications agency Regester Larkin, as it has set up an in-house
resource dedicated to health and safety PR associated with public
concerns over mobile phone masts and the health impact of extended
mobile phone use. The four-strong team in this department is being
enlarged to seven and is led by corporate relations manager Nick
Other agencies on the One2One roster include the public affairs division
of Consolidated Communications, although this is a temporary arrangement
as Stevenson plans to review the outsourcing arrangements when he has
settled into the post.
Brand and product PR is handled by Larkspur, while One2One uses Luther
Pendragon for corporate issues management.
One2One is wholly-owned by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom. Despite
speculation last year that an IPO was imminent, the sell-off of One2One
as a stand-alone business has yet to happen. PR Week understands there
are still plans for a flotation later this year.
The company this week announced it is taking legal action against the
DTI over its handling of the auction for next-generation mobile phone
licences. It objects to fellow winner Vodafone Airtouch being allowed an
extra 180 days to pay the pounds 6 billion it bid, claiming it will save
it up to pounds 350 million in interest payments.