EMEA News in Brief (October 26, 2009)
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EMEA News in Brief (October 26, 2009)

Bell Pottinger Public Affairs has been retained by international coach operator Eurolines to advise on its engagement with EU institutions, plus new business at Penrose and Hotwire.

Paul Holmes

LONDON—Bell Pottinger Public Affairs has been retained by international coach operator Eurolines to advise on its engagement with EU institutions. Eurolines is comprised of 32 independent coach companies that operate Europe's largest regular coach network. Bell Pottinger Public Affairs will be working with Eurolines to promote the coach industry as one of the most environmentally sustainable forms of international transport. It will also ensure that there is a commitment from the EU to support better infrastructure for coach passengers.

LONDON—Penrose Financial has successfully advised on the largest investment company IPO in London since July 2008 on behalf of Impax Asian Environmental Markets. The Penrose team was led by Gay Collins, chief executive, and Shona Prendergast, partner.


LONDON—Narec, which provides engineering consultancy, test and development facilities for the renewable and electrical power sector, has appointed Hotwire as its first PR agency. Hotwire has worked closely with Narec’s executive and communication teams to consolidate its corporate messaging and develop its communications strategy as the UK has committed to ambitious renewable energy targets by 2020. The PR campaign will initially focus on thought-leadership showcasing Narec’s expertise in offshore renewables, including wind, wave and tidal, and electrical networks.

 

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