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
In the same week, Bridgeworks has been appointed to handle a new dotcom
company, Mynewdeal.com, which offers independent financial advice on the
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
Tobias la Cour, marketing director for Mynewdeal, said: ’This is a tough
market so we need a communications strategy that will really cut
This is what we will get from Bridgeworks.’