Sep 6, 2017
HSBC joins Bell Pottinger exodus after S. Africa scandal
Banking giant HSBC has become the latest high profile company to sever ties with troubled public relations business Bell Pottinger. HSBC said it had used Bell Pottinger for specific projects but would no longer do so. The future of Bell Pottinger is in question after the scandal, with even its founder, Lord Tim Bell, saying its days a probably numbered. Lord Bell, who founded Bell Pottinger in the 1990s, resigned last year, partly due to his unease with the company's deal with the Guptas. Bell Pottinger and its founder, Lord Bell, have a reputation in the PR industry for taking risks.
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