Capital director branches out on his own

Former Capital Manning Selvage & Lee director Peter Curtain has launched his own agency.

Curtain: Allerton boss
Curtain: Allerton boss
Curtain said he wants to grow Allerton Communications over the next year, despite the difficult City market and 'pick up accounts with London and regional firms looking for City advice'.

Curtain is a former City editor of Business AM, spent 14 years as a business journalist before moving into PR. Before Capital MS&L he held positions at Abchurch Communications and Bankside.

He has launched the agency with the hire of a former Bloomberg journalist.

Jennifer Thomas, formerly vice president and director of Washington DC-based comms firm The Harbour Group, will advise on communications strategy, media relations and crisis management.

The agency already boasts form MS&L client, technology firm NXT on its roster.

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