City & Corporate: The Week in City & Corporate

SpinVox hands brief to Brunswick, Hanover wins Partnership health account.

SpinVox, the embattled voice-to-text firm, has called in Brunswick for a financial PR brief. The technology firm has turned to Brunswick after a dossier alleging financial mismanagement at the company was distributed to its shareholders. The agency will help to manage media fall-out.

The London Stock Exchange has appointed Citigate Dewe Rogerson as its corporate and financial public relations agency, replacing previous incumbent Finsbury. Citigate's team will be led by Patrick Donovan, MD of its financial division. Lord Chadlington, chief executive of Huntsworth, Citigate's parent company, will provide additional strategic support. Citigate will report to the LSE's director of corporate comms John Wallace.

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM-quoted developer and marketer of web-based video tools, has appointed Bishopsgate Communications as its retained comms adviser. Forbidden has charged the agency with helping it develop into a market-leading internet video platform provider. The Bishopsgate team will be led by MD Maxine Barnes.

Partnership, the UK's longest established provider of financial products for people living with health conditions, has handed a PR brief to Hanover. The agency will look to highlight Partnership's voice in debates around retirement and long-term care. Hanover will support Partnership across corporate, b2b and consumer comms.

Ipswich Building Society has brought in Project PR for a corporate PR brief following a competitive pitch. The agency will look to develop the brand nationally and attract new customers.

Spark Energy, the Scottish-based utility company, has brought in the Wriglesworth Consultancy to head a PR campaign designed to grow its brand recognition. The firm is the UK's only utilities company focusing solely on supplying gas and electricity to those in rented residential accommodation.

CitySavvy has promoted two consultants. Caroline Thomas, previously account manager, has been appointed senior account manager and Julian Rea, previously senior account executive, has become account manager.

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