Biolab Ltd. A subsidiary of an NYSE quoted chemicals group, with worldwide sales over $3.7 billion, in the UK, the business has a leading position in the market for pool and spa chemicals. A fire broke out and sparked a devastating explosion in the client’s facility. Montpellier were called in to dampen the effect any media fallout would have on the client’s reputation working as communications lead, co-ordinating media, messaging and liaison with a range of stakeholders. Outcome: coverage contained and Montpellier won the PRCA’s national Crisis Communications award!
Making the grade
Weymouth College. A new principal was parachuted in to find weak financial health of the College, which could potentially lead to a position of total insolvency compounded by disatisfaction amongst some staff and an entrenched reluctance to change plus a disastrous ranking in the FE College league tables charting 400 institutions, Weymouth College was judged one of the bottom of its kind. A ‘brand for change’ was developed by Montpellier, together with logo, named WeyForward and a change management strategy deployed in tandem with positive external PR.
Medical client. Montpellier advised a healthcare client on a crisis and issues management strategy following reported failure of surgical procedures. This required immediate drafting of a defensive programme including reactive press statements, fielding of enquiries and communicating with patients, families and clinical stakeholders.