Virgin Active, the health club chain owned by Virgin Group and private equity investor CVC, has brought in Pendomer Communications to handle its financial and corporate comms. Agency co-founder Ben Foster will lead the account, reporting to Virgin Active chief executive Matthew Bucknall.
Spada has recruited Isabel Podda and Peter Mawson to the agency's board. Podda joins as the firm's first full-time COO after 16 years at Buchanan. Mawson, who has had a number of roles in the property industry, joins as a non-executive director.
Duncan Lawrie Private Bank has retained Templars to handle the firm's corporate comms. The Belgravia-based private bank offers a range of investment, financial planning, tax and fiduciary services to clients. The Templars team is led by founding MD Kitty Parry.