Peregrine Communications has promoted Max Hilton to client account manager and hired Siobhain Barry as client account executive. Hilton joined Peregrine in 2006 from Porterfield Public Relations. Barry comes from the banking sector, having worked most recently at Bank of America in Dublin and FTI, a specialist Dublin-based treasury agency.
Roxi Petroleum has handed its financial PR account to Buchanan Communications. Buchanan Partner Tim Thompson will lead the account. Roxi was listed on AIM in 2007 and was created to acquire and develop oil and gas assets in Central Asia.
Social Finance, a London-based social investment organisation, has called in HB Communications as its financial comms adviser.
Throgmorton, the UK and US-based professional services provider to the financial services and corporate sectors, has brought in Hume Brophy to handle its media relations and communications.
The HeadLand Consultancy has hired Ben Girdlestone and Imogen Harvey as senior consultant and account executive respectively. Girdlestone joins from law firm Bird & Bird, where he headed marketing comms. Harvey most recently worked in the international marketing department at Moet & Chandon in Paris.
The European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2010, organised by HFM Week, saw Broadgate Mainland named public relations firm of the year. Par Excellence PR was awarded the best PR firm - client coverage, and Peregrine Communications won the award for best specialist PR firm.