Three investor relations and City PR experts have joined forces to
launch a financial communications agency with backing from global PR
network Manning Selvage & Lee (MS&L).
Richard Campbell, formerly Citigate Dewe Rogerson corporate PR head;
Nick Lockwood, ex-Hogarth associate director; and Steffan Williams,
previously Thomson Financial/Carson's TMT practice head have named the
firm Capital Communications MS&L.
Based at MS&L's London office, Capital is the network's first financial
PR and IR brand in the UK, operating within its global corporate
MS&L's stake in Capital marks its third financial PR investment in a
year. The firm, part of the Bcom3 group, recently bought
California-based Pondel Wilkinson and recruited an IR team in New York,
led by former NYSE managing director Richard Simonelli.
MS&L London CEO Jackie Elliot said that the venture 'filled a gap' in
the firm's offerings.
Capital MD Williams said the agency would initially share MS&L
resources, but added they will be recruiting sector specialists over the