23 February 2022

Farrer Kane bolsters crisis and financial services credentials with senior hire

A move many months in the planning, we're excited to finally share the news that we have hired financial services specialist Rupert Bhatia as a Director.

Rupert joins us from Chime Group agency Teamspirit, where he spent more than three years leading key PR and integrated accounts including Shawbrook Bank, Standard Life and Mazars.

In addition, Rupert built Teamspirit's media training and executive communications franchise, with a special focus on crisis communications. He has also spent time at a smaller, independent agency where clients included Indeed, uSwitch and Gatehouse Bank.

Prior to moving into communications, he spent a decade in radio and television news - at both LBC and the BBC. In an on-air capacity, Rupert reported on some of the biggest news events of recent years including two General Elections, the EU referendum and major terrorist attacks.

Alex Kane, Director, Farrer Kane commented: "We're thrilled to attract an individual of Rupert's calibre to Farrer Kane. His arrival is integral to the next phase of our ambitious growth plans. His financial services expertise gives us the chance to expand our footprint in this sector, while our clients will benefit from all the insights he gained in 10 years working as a journalist."

Rupert Bhatia, Director, Farrer Kane added: "It's an exciting time to be joining Farrer Kane. The team's reputation for both quality and integrity speaks for itself - and made the decision to join easy.

"Alex and Beth are some of the brightest minds in the industry and their vision of how communications should be done, is absolutely aligned to mine. I look forward to adding another string to Farrer Kane's bow, working closely with the team to continue to bring best-in-class advice and execution to both existing and future clients."