Blue blooded bank Coutts and Co has further strengthened its PR
resource with three new appointments.
Former Burson-Marsteller associate director Emma Wheeler joins as
corporate communications manager; Rosie Paterson, formerly an editor at
Chandler Gooding becomes publications manager; and Cathy Weeks,
previously PR co-ordinator at the Stock Exchange, has been made
corporate communications officer.
Since Deborah Botwood-Smith joined as head of corporate communications
last May, she has built up Coutts’ in-house PR team from one to
Having set up the press office function, she said internal
communications is the current priority since the bank restructured into
30 ’multi-skilled’ teams last summer. At a corporate level the aim is to
build Coutts’ reputation as a ’wealth manager’.
Over the past year Coutts has used Fishburn Hedges for corporate support
and Smythe Dorward Lambert for internal communications but Botwood-Smith
says there are no plans to retain agencies.