The Week in City & Corporate

SHIP to work with The Wriglesworth Consultancy, Mining hire at Conduit PR.

Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP) has chosen The Wriglesworth Consultancy as its retained PR agency. The body, which represents 90 per cent of the equity release market, has reselected the agency after previously working with it for four years before April 2008. This new brief will focus on building SHIP's profile in the consumer arena.

Conduit PR has appointed Gareth Tredway to join its mining team. Concentrating primarily on the firm's African clients, he will advise on accounts such as Ridge Mining, DiamondCorp, Noventa, Coal of Africa and DiamonEx. Tredway joins from private client brokerage, Vestact, in Johannesburg, where he acted as an adviser on private client equity portfolios.

Aberdeen Property Investors, the property division of Aberdeen Asset Management, has turned to PMW Communications to handle the PR and advertising at five of its UK shopping centres. The five retained accounts will call on PMW to increase foot fall and dwell time, achieve positive media coverage and enhance the profile of the individual centres.

Wild Card has been appointed by The New England Shutter Company to handle all its consumer and trade press PR. The agency's campaign will highlight the quality of the firm's products by concentrating on its craftsmanship and bespoke design service.

EMI has brought in Amy Sloane-Pinel to serve as its director of corporate comms, EMEA. Sloane-Pinel will lead the music publisher's corporate comms function in the region. Based in Paris, she will report to Amanda Conroy, EMI Group's senior VP of corporate comms. She joins EMI from Eurosport.

Heath Lambert has hired Elliot Lane as its new group PR director. The insurance firm has brought in Lane from CII Group, where he was head of media relations.

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