Specialist financial consultancy celebrates first year anniversary

Mitchell Moneypenny Ltd (MML), a growing financial services marketing & PR consultancy, has appointed a new account director, Gina Courtis, after a year in business.

This coincides with two new client wins, for leading online quotes provider, Webline and one of Europe&#39s top financial technology specialists, Spektra.

Gina Courtis is an award-winning PR practitioner, formerly at Energy Public Relations and Gravitas PR, managing projects for Marlborough Stirling plc. With over four and a half years experience in both business-to-business and consumer PR, Gina will be working alongside managing director, Nicola Mitchell, to head up a range of financial service and technology accounts including the new adviser event program, adviser.tech, 1st Software and the two new client wins.

Rory Curran, managing director of 1st Software, says: “We congratulate Nicola and her team for a very successful first year. It has been a very busy time with the launch of our Adviser Office range of products and the adviser.tech briefings, which have been hugely successful and enjoyed by all IFAs attending. We wish Mitchell Moneypenny continued success in the future and congratulate them on winning these two new accounts.”

Mitchell Moneypenny opened its doors to business in October 2001, having been set up by Nicola Mitchell. Following Misys&#39 takeover of the DBS group, and AssureSoft, in September 2001, Nicola left her role as sales and marketing director of AssureSoft to set up the consultancy, with the intention to provide specialist marketing, PR and strategic advice to firms operating in the financial services technology arena.

Nicola Mitchell, managing director of MML, says: “At a difficult time for the industry, we are delighted that our first year in business has been such a successful one. The specialist nature of our business and our in-depth experience in technology solutions and the IFA sector has proved to be a powerful combination. Gina&#39s additional support will be invaluable to ensure that our clients continue to benefit from high levels of service and professional advice and we are delighted to have her on board.”