City & Corporate: The Week in The City

The Business Growth Fund, the £2.5bn body established earlier this year by the banking industry to boost lending to small businesses in the UK, has named Brunswick partner Jon Rhodes as director of communications and marketing. Rhodes built and ran Brunswick's public affairs practice, having joined the agency in 2004.

SEGRO, a listed commercial property investment firm, has awarded its retained financial PR account to Tulchan Communications following a competitive pitch. The company, which holds £5.3bn in assets, operates in ten countries.

FWD Group has appointed Victoria Sisson to lead its PR unit. Sisson, who takes the title of executive director, PR, with immediate effect, was previously head of the group's financial services PR team.

Hummingbird Resources, an AIM-listed gold mining firm operating in Liberia, has engaged Yellow Jersey PR as its retained PR adviser after a competitive pitch.

G+ Europe, the EU political and comms consultancy, has hired Parvez Khan as an associate. He joins from the UK Permanent Representation to the EU, where he worked as financial attache 'on loan' from the UK Financial Services Authority.

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