Grayling has snapped up Chris Davies, the newly redundant director
of government and public affairs at Bristol Myers Squibb, to head its
Davies, who was the most senior casualty of a mass shake-up at the drugs
firm earlier this month, will join Grayling on 1 July.
He replaces Caroline Longford who is leaving her job for personal
Davies moved to Bristol Myers Squibb in November 1995 from the head of
government affairs post at airport authority BAA.
His job at the pharmaceuticals company was lost as part of a Europe-wide
cost cutting exercise which also claimed the post of public affairs
manager Fiona Stratford.
Bristol vies with Birmingham for the title of Grayling’s top regional
office. It also operates in Nottingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The Bristol office was acquired by Grayling’s parent company Lopex in
1989 when it bought the Rex Stewart PR outfit.
Grayling Bristol’s clients include NatWest Group property and two local