Chargemaster, a UK-based electric vehicle charging specialist, has handed a retained comms brief to Abchurch Communications. The agency will promote the electric vehicle industry in general, as well as raising Chargemaster's profile. The IMS Group, a provider of regulatory compliance consulting to the asset management and securities industry, has called in Broadgate Mainland to handle comms. The agency's first undertaking was to announce IMS' acquisition of MMS Regulatory Solutions, a London-based compliance consultancy.
FD has hired Shane Dolan as senior vice-president and head of the firm's Bahrain office. He was previously a director at London-based financial comms shop Biddicks.
Skrill, the owner of online payments firm Moneybookers, has drafted in FD to advise on comms around its forthcoming London IPO.