The UK’s largest electronics and engineering group Invensys -
created through the recent pounds 11 billion merger of BTR and Siebe -
has appointed Brunswick to handle its UK financial PR. The contract was
won after a three-way pitch against College Hill and Gavin Anderson.
’Brunswick’s remit currently covers UK media relations with the business
press, targeting our key customers in the investment community,’ said
Barry Francis, senior vice-president and corporate communications
director at Invensys.
He said UK investor and analyst relations would continue to be handled
Brunswick was BTR’s financial agency for six years. College Hill had
been Siebe’s financial PR agency for the past 18 months, covering the
merger with BTR and Siebe’s acquisitions of fellow engineering
businesses APV and Eurotherm.
The new contract will be headed by Brunswick director Simon Holberton,
who recently worked for Gucci in its merger talks with
BTR and Siebe rebranded as Invensys in March. Former chairman of Siebe,
Lord Marshall, and CEO Allen Yurko now hold the same roles within
Earlier this week, Invensys announced that it is to cut 5,000 jobs as
part of its plan to make annual savings of pounds 300 million. Further
job losses are expected as more efficient production processes are
- Brunswick has promoted five associate partners to become full partners
and board members. They are: Tim Payne, Jonathan Glass, Ewen Balfour,
Kathy Hannaford and New York-based Tom Smellie. The promotions bring
Brunswick’s board to 24. The agency employs over 200 staff in total.