Axa is recruiting new staff in London in a bid to beef-up its public relations operation.The firm is looking for three new members for its communications team, with two staff – a PR manager and executive assistant – sought for its general insurance arm in London as well as a corporate communications assistant to work at group level in the capital. Axa Life has also just appoin-ted a new PR officer at its Bristol office. The corporate communications post has been created to support Axa UK PR man- ager Phil Hickley, who will be extending his role beyond group level issues to include lobbying the Government on political issues. Media manager Steve Muir says: “We have a recruitment process under way across our Axa Insurance, Axa Sun Life and Axa UK operations. The company is planning to raise its corporate influence through creating a structure that can lobby Government on a range of financial services issues, where Axa feels it has something to contribute towards the debate.”
Openwork is offering a second tranche of its FTSE-linked structured product with Newcastle BS. It will have a five-year term and offers a capital guarantee.
St James’s Place employees and clients have swum the English Channel and raised money for charity Hope & Homes for children. Two relay teams each made up of six staff and cli- ents of St James’s Place star- ted their swim from Folkestone, Kent at 9.30 on Friday morning and got to Calais 12 hours […]
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