The expanded brief will include projects around Killik & Co’s Education Index as well as a range of services including strategic advice, media relations and consumer campaigns.
It follows an improved trading performance at the London-based Killik & Co, which looks after approximately £4bn on behalf of more than 25,000 private clients. Killik & Co’s profits increased 147 per cent to £21m in the year to March 2014, the most recent year for which figures are available.
Daniel Aitkenhead, head of comms at Killik & Co, said: "We have a longstanding relationship with MHP and are delighted to have selected the team on a retained basis following a competitive pitch process. We are confident that its deep industry experience across corporate communications, personal finance media and consumer campaigns will further enable us to build on Killik & Co’s media presence."
Jane Wilson, MD at MHP Communications, said: "Killik & Co is an established brand with a fantastic reputation, and a business that MHP has enjoyed working with for a number of years. We welcome the opportunity to create a step change in the firm’s media relations, raising its share of voice in the press and driving consumer awareness of the Killik & Co offering."