GJW Holdings, the parent company of government affairs consultancy
GJW Government Relations has relinquished its stake in GJW
International, whose controversial clients have included the Libyan
GJW Holdings established the company along with Zainab Tawdrous, a PR
consultant specialising in the Middle East, in June 1996.
It has been renamed Strategic Projects International (SPI). SPI’s
shareholders are Tawdrous, who is now managing director, and Anthony
Dalton, now director of international affairs at the agency.
Paul Barnes, a director of GJW Government Relations, said: ’GJW
International dealt with foreign government PR. It was very successful
but went well beyond government relations into broader PR and media
relations, which isn’t what we do.’
GJW’s retention of a series of high profile clients, including Libya,
was seen by GJW Holdings’ management to be at odds with its lower
profile and focus upon government relations.
SPI takes a full list of clients away from the deal, including the
government of Trinidad and Tobago, and that of the Nigerian business