Telewest head of media Mary O’Reilly said the firm had scrapped Hardman’s role after the company restructured its debt.
She also confirmed that Telewest had replaced its retained financial comms adviser Citigate Dewe Rogerson with Brunswick.
Hardman, who left Telewest in August and previously worked as a partner at Brunswick, could not be reached for comment. It is thought she is working as a freelance.
Comms is now dealt with by O’Reilly, head of internal communications Simon Finn and head of IR Richard Williams.