Banking giant HSBC has become the latest firm to cut ties with British public relations agency Bell Pottinger after it was thrown out of an industry body for running a racially charged campaign in South Africa.
The powerful industry regulator, with a membership of over 20,000 PR firms, found that its Professional Practices Committee was unanimous in its view that the Professional Charter and Codes of Conduct had been breached, and recommended to the PRCA Board of Management that Bell Pottinger's membership be terminated. These slogans gained traction in a country where the white minority still wields disproportionate economic power, two decades after the end of apartheid.
Bell Pottinger's South African campaign had material meant to divide South Africans.
The UK accounts for 40 per cent of Bank of Ireland's loan book, mainly through its joint venture with the British Post Office. It is understood that the Bell Pottinger's expulsion from the PRCA earlier this week triggered the decision. This was the same month that the PR firm's chief executive, James Henderson, offered an "unequivocable and absolute" apology for an "inappropriate and offensive" social media campaign. He said while he had ultimate responsibility for Bell Pottinger, he had been "misled" over the campaign by colleagues.
Lord Timothy Bell, who resigned last summer from the company he co-founded, told Newsnight he thought it was "almost certain" Bell Pottinger would not survive the scandal. "I think the decline is terminal".
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He said neither leader spoke about climate protection or education, or said much about the impact of technological development. She added that she would speak with her European Union counterparts to see if "we can end these membership talks".
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