By Powerscourt on 15/03/2023


Following a period of sustained growth, Powerscourt’s Financial Services & Real Estate team has been strengthened by the appointments of three new team members, adding to the team’s expertise across financial & corporate communications and media engagement.

Christopher Flame, Senior Consultant, has run corporate PR campaigns across a number of sectors including financial services, technology and fintech, and brings his considerable experience in media engagement to the team. Chris was previously an Account Director at Yellow Jersey PR.

Natasha Bragoli joins the team from Portland Communications as a Consultant. She has experience across a range of sectors including financial and professional services, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, technology, venture capital, telecoms, transport, and industry bodies. She started her career at FTSE 250 cyber security firm Darktrace, working in the marketing team.

Madeleine Gordon-Foxwell also joins as a Consultant. She has experience across financial and corporate communications, bringing experience in financial calendar management and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Maddy worked at BlytheRay with clients from sectors including energy and technology.

Justin Griffiths, Partner and Head of Financial Services & Real Estate, said: “This investment in the team reflects our impressive performance in 2022 and confidence in our prospects for 2023, in line with the firm as whole. I’m deeply proud of the team we have built and Chris, Natasha and Maddy are superb additions as we look to continue our strong growth trajectory while maintaining an absolute focus on client delivery.”

These three new hires join Gary O’Shea, newly appointed Senior Consultant and former journalist at The Sun, who joined the team in February.

Recent work by the team includes advising international luxury real estate business Dar Global on its US$600 million listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in February. The team also advised The Bank of London on its bid to acquire Silicon Valley Bank’s UK business, significantly increasing the profile of a UK challenger bank.