Bridgeworks settles with founder in out of court legal battle

Bridgeworks has settled out of court with one of its cofounders, Dominic Owens, after the agency instigated legal proceedings against Owens last autumn.

Bridgeworks has settled out of court with one of its cofounders,

Dominic Owens, after the agency instigated legal proceedings against

Owens last autumn.



Owens was suspended from the media planning company in November after

Bridgeworks alleged that he had broken some contractual obligations.



His partners, Simon King and Simon Calvert, took out an injunction

against Owens and a settlement was finally reached just days before a

High Court hearing.



A terse legal statement says that Owens has now left the agency to

pursue a career at an internet start-up company. Owens commented: ’It’s

a shame to be leaving Bridgeworks, but I wanted to pursue other

options.’ Simon King added: ’We wish Dominic luck in his new

venture.’



In the same week, Bridgeworks has been appointed to handle a new dotcom

company, Mynewdeal.com, which offers independent financial advice on the

internet.



Bridgeworks will take over the development of a communications strategy

for Mynewdeal ahead of the company’s UK launch later this year. The site

is planning to kick off its European roll-out in the UK this summer,

with launches planned in France and Germany later this year.



An announcement on the appointment of a creative agency to handle the

launch is imminent, but the company is still searching for a media

agency partner. Bridgeworks will help in the media agency selection

process.



Tobias la Cour, marketing director for Mynewdeal, said: ’This is a tough

market so we need a communications strategy that will really cut

through.’



This is what we will get from Bridgeworks.’



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