Worldpay appoints global PR manager for Europe growth

Internet payment processing company Worldpay has appointed Simon

Fletcher to the new post of global PR manager as it expands into


Fletcher, who moves from software giant Autonomy, where he has headed

pan-European PR since 1999, will oversee existing PR operations in the

UK, Asia-Pacific and the US as well as a new Hamburg office.

Fletcher said: 'I shall be pulling strands together and supporting the

commercial activities of people on the ground. What I will be doing is

enthusing the agencies and making them realise where they add the value

to the business.'

'The main challenge is to educate people that what we do is

multi-lingual and multi-currency. We need to get that message out,' he


The company currently uses Porter Novelli International in Asia-Pacific,

Nelson Bostock in the UK and Crawford Communications in the US. Fletcher

said he was in the process of recruiting a German agency.

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