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War breaks out at Bell Pottinger over Gupta campaign

Britain’s biggest PR firm, Bell Pottinger, 25 per cent owned by Chime Communications in which WPP is a substantial shareholder, is embroiled in a life-threatening row over its work for the controversial South African Gupta brothers who have prospered mightily ...

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Lord Bell quits Bell Pottinger for new frontières

Lord Bell (Tim to you and me) is quitting as chairman of PR firm Bell Pottinger to set up a new outfit, Sans Frontières. By the sounds of it Sans Frontières will roam the wilder shore of PR and communications, ...

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Bell Pottinger spin drama isn’t resolved yet

Tim Bell’s getaway plane has received permission to take off from the control tower and is now taxiing down the runaway. But will it actually manage lift off, or be bought back to earth with a pancake landing? Sadly, we’ll ...

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Lord Bell to exit Chime as he ties up £20m PR deal

One of the oddest deals of the year has come to fruition with confirmation that Lord Bell (left), chairman of Chime Communications, the UK marcoms company he founded in 1989, has secured board approval to buy the various Bell Pottinger ...

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Bell and Pottinger’s buyout plan may open the door to a bid from WPP

Lord Bell (Tim Bell as was) and Piers Pottinger are reported to be organising a management buy-out of Bell Pottinger, the PR company they founded in 1989 when Bell left ad agency Lowe Howard-Spink (& Bell). Bell Pottinger, currently owned ...

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