Purvis was elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 2003 to represent the Liberal Democrats and is no longer involved with the company. William Rennie won the Dunfermline East by-election in February 2006 and is now an MP in the House of Commons also for the Liberal Democrats
McEwan-Purvis does not disclose its clients on its website. Indeed it notes that 'McEwan Purvis' staff are experienced at handling sensitive issues and confidential information. Keeping pre-launch campaigns under wraps is familiar territory, as is working on market and politically sensitive projects.
We have wide experience of planning, co-ordinating and implementing product and campaign launches and working on competition cases - all of which require the greatest sensitivity and discretion.'
Nevertheless, it leaves traces on the web. Among its clients are:
- Raytheon (Arms manufacturer - makers of the bombs dropped by the US on the Baghdad market in March 2003) .
- Royal Pharmaceutical Society (Scottish branch) .
- Royal Society of Chemistry .
- Association for Science Education in Scotland .
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E-mail: info AT mcewan-purvis.co.uk