European News in Brief (November 10, 2008)
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European News in Brief (November 10, 2008)

Ordnance Survey, has appointed Rob Andrews as its new head of corporate communications, plus a new communications head at Jasper Capital and new accounts for Trimedia Netherlands and Four Communications.

Paul Holmes

SOUTHAMPTON—Great Britain's national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, has appointed Rob Andrews as its new head of corporate communications. He was previously communications manager at one of the largest housing associations in Eastern England and public relations manager for Hertfordshire Constabulary. He will be responsible for raising the organization's public profile and developing the Ordnance Survey brand to reflect the extent to which the nation relies on the largest database of its kind anywhere in the world.


DUBAI—Jasper Capital, a leading provider of corporate finance, asset management, advisory and consultancy services in the Gulf region, has appointed Diala Saadeh as head of corporate communications. Before joining Jasper, Saadeh managed communications and PR for financial firms and investment arms under the Dubai Holding group.


AMSTERDAM—Trimedia Netherlands has been appointed by Smeg: The Netherlands for the implementation and support of all its public relations work. Smeg is a market-leading brand in kitchen appliances.

DUBAI—Four Communications has launched one of the U.K.’s leading estate agents, Humberts, to a global audience at Cityscape, Dubai’s premier property trade show Four Communications developed a full communications campaign, including a new media, PR and marketing strategy to reinforce the brand's credentials, that was carried through all collateral, including a corporate brochure, direct mail and a U.K. and international press and radio campaign.

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