Lobbying firm GJW, which is working for both sides of the MAI/United
Newspapers merger, is considering a move into financial public
Andrew Gifford, a founding director of GJW, told PR Week that he has had
talks with a number of City PR firms, including Dewe Rogerson about a
He indicated he was also considering hiring one or more financial PR
specialists in-house. He pointed out that GJW was well-placed to provide
financial PR describing much of its work as more like ‘corporate finance
advice but the political dimension’ rather than straight lobbying.
* GJW has recruited David Taylor, formerly associate director of health
studies at the Audit Commission, as a director. Taylor will work
alongside fellow director Nigel Clarke in GJW’s health unit. The company
has also announced three new associate directors: David Candlin, in the
health unit, Jane Hardman and Stephanie Ayres.