NEWS: Robinson leaves the Independent to join Maitland

The Maitland Consultancy has recruited Philip Robinson deputy City and business editor of the Independent newspaper.

The Maitland Consultancy has recruited Philip Robinson deputy City and

business editor of the Independent newspaper.



Robinson - who was steadfastly unavailable for comment - is the first

financial journalist to be recruited by the company. PR Week understands

that he will workas a consultant on both new business and with existing

Maitland clients.



Robinson is the latest in a series of financial journalist to switch to

PR. Other figures to make the move include Daily Telegraph City news

editor Andy Cornelius, who joins Dewe Rogerson as a director in April;

former Financial Times journalist Roland Rudd, who now runs PR firm

Finsbury, and ex-Sunday Times City editor Jeff Randall, now a Financial

Dynamics director.



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