Bridgeworks’ founding partners, Simon King, Simon Calvert and
Dominic Owens, have parted company acrimoniously, with King and Calvert
alleging they suspended Owens from the company on 9 November after
discovering he had broken contractual obligations.
Bridgeworks gained an injunction from the High Court against Owens on 19
November. According to King, Owens subsequently resigned from the
company, although this chronology of the events is understood to be
disputed by Owens.
Owens declined to comment on the situation, which is now in the hands of
lawyers. He said: ’All I can say is that it is true that I am no longer
with Bridgeworks and am now looking for fresh work unconnected with
Bridgeworks. My lawyers have advised me not to comment further.’
The split comes just over a year after Bridgeworks launched as a media
planning consultancy based on links with specialists in different
The consultancy was formed after Owens left his job as head of
communications at BT Business to join forces with King, ex-planning
director at Carat, and Calvert, formerly communications director at
Shortly after its launch last October it signed up its first client,
ICO, the satellite phone company. Its client list now includes the
London-based chain of soup bars, Soup Works, and the internet travel
King and Calvert maintain that the split with Owens will not affect
their operations: ’It’s business as usual at Bridgeworks,’ said King.
’No clients have been affected and we have a number of new projects in