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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed Kim Worts as director of comms. She joins from the post of head of corporate comms at the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Worts starts on 31 January.

Slough Council has created a newly merged head of policy and comms role. The restructure follows the departure of head of comms Trevor Lambert to Medacs Healthcare in December. Slough is currently interviewing for the role.

The CIPR Public Sector Group will be holding its 2011 annual general meeting on 16 February, commencing at noon at Camden Town Hall, followed immediately by a meeting of the new committee. The meeting will hear from the chair and a financial report and statement of accounts will be presented. Nominations are invited from anyone who would be interested in serving on the committee for the next 12 months.

Bournville College in Birmingham has brought in the Big Cat Group to help launch the £66m redevelopment of its 4.2-acre campus that opens in September.

The consultancy has been asked to run an exclusive VIP party that will include live music, dance acts and celebrity guests alongside wider PR and design support.

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