Hanson, the industrial conglomerate run by Lord Hanson, has been
‘sounding out’ financial PR agencies in the run-up to its four-way
The industrial giant, which announced in January it was to split into
four separate companies - Imperial Tobacco, Chemicals, Energy and Hanson
- is known to have spoken to at least one financial agency.
A Hanson spokesman confirmed that the company had been taking soundings
but stressed that no formal pitch process would be put in place until
the demerger timetable had been agreed - expected to be within four
The spokesman added that Hanson would continue to be advised by Lowe
Bell Financial but that the PR direction of the other three companies
had not yet been fixed.
‘Chemicals will only have a US listing but it may have a PR agency in
the UK,’ he said. ‘The Imperial Tobacco and Energy groups have yet to
decide how to handle PR, but they will need financial PR agencies in the