Tulchan Communications, the consultancy founded by former Brunswick partner Andrew Grant, has made a raft of senior appointments.
Andrew Honnor joins this month as a partner. He was formerly a senior associate partner at Brunswick's New York office, where he handled such clients as British Airways and Hanson.
Honnor, 29, lived in New York for 12 months. Before that he was based in London, where he worked on Goldman Sachs IPO and Scottish Media Group for Brunswick.
He joined the City agency in 1994, but spent 1996 to 1997 on secondment to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, where he was a special adviser to Virginia Bottomley. He rejoined Brunswick after the 1997 election.
Honnor is joined by Brunswick associate partners Katie Hall, 27, and Nigel Fairbrass, 27, as well as TheStreet.co.uk PR manager Jessica Shepherd-Smith, who left Brunswick last year. All join Tulchan as associates.
Despite all the appointments, Grant is still recruiting, 'particularly for staff with in-house experience'.
Tulchan's Brunswick recruits have left an agency known for high-profile clients and generous staff packages. Honnor said Tulchan was 'an exciting challenge and a rare opportunity to be part of a new player in capital market communications'.
Hall cited the equity scheme as attractive. Grant has put 39 per cent of the firm's shares in a trust fund for staff.
Grant left Brunswick in May (PR Week, 12 May). Tulchan has since grown to 12 staff and has picked up clients including Kelda (formerly Yorkshire Water), Scottish Power and boutique investment bank Greenhill.