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Walbrook awarded brief for GoldStone Resources, Jennifer Bargrove joins VMA

Jennifer Bargrove: joining VMA Group
Jennifer Bargrove: joining VMA Group

GoldStone Resources, the gold exploration firm, has appointed Walbrook PR as its financial PR and IR adviser. Walbrook's brief is to advise GoldStone Resources on its communications with the media, investment community and other thirdparty stakeholders.

Media Ingenuity, an online advertising group specialising in financial services, has brought in Redleaf Communications to handle its corporate PR following a three-way pitch. Redleaf will work with the firm to build its corporate profile and promote its growth story in adverse economic conditions.

VMA Group, the corp comms recruitment specialist, has appointed Jennifer Bargrove to its financial services practice. She was previously at executive search firm EMR, where she had responsibility for the recruitment consultancy's City practice, specialising in marketing, PR, internal and investment communications, and events management.

Metric Property Investments has called in FD to support its plans to raise £150m by floating on the London Stock Exchange. The property firm, run by three ex-executives of British Land, aims to use the proceeds to buy stores and malls in the UK.

Cadbury's head of global financial communications, Trevor Datson, has left the firm following its acquisition by Kraft Foods and delisting from the London Stock Exchange. He joined Cadbury in mid-2009 from Danone, where he was external comms director. Datson had previously served as head of corporate media relations at Tesco.

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