The BBC's head of communications for journalism, ex-Whitehall comms director John Shield, is leaving to join public transport company Go-Ahead.
John Lewis is seeking an agency to promote a new department store in Stratford that is scheduled to open in autumn 2011.
Betfair has named Tessa Murray as director of corporate communications. She was director of comms and JP Morgan Cazenove.
Gatwick Airport has appointed online PR agency Rabbit to position it as the airport of choice in London and the South East.
Soho Gyms has brought in KTB PR and Clinic to jointly handle its PR and marketing activity.
boohoo.com, the online fashion retailer, has chosen Slam PR to handle consumer communications.
House of Fraser has picked Exposure and M&M Management to handle the PR for the relaunch of iconic fashion brand Biba, following a four-way pitch.
All About Food, the sales and marketing firm behind supermarket ranges for Nando's, PizzaExpress and Wagamama, has handed a retained PR brief to PrettyGreen.