Mellon Financial Acquires UK-Based Talking People

April 5, 2004 ( - Mellon Financial Corporation has acquired a United Kingdom-based internal communication consultancy.

Mellon plans on integrating Talking People Limited into Mellon’s Human Resource & Investor Solution (HR&IS) business.   The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, according to a news release.

Talking People currently provides internal communication services to FTSE-250 and -100 companies across all business sectors.   More specifically, the company specializes in communicating complex people-related issues to employees in a creative and innovative way.

Tim Roberts, the company’s founder, will remain managing director of Talking People. The company’s consulting staff will be retained, with plans for additional expansion, and will continue to operate as Talking People.