The Week

John Lewis has appointed Peter Cross as its director of comms ahead of the departure of Helen Dickinson.

Ignite PR, the diversity in comms networking group, is to close. Chair Bieneosa Ebite said both she and other trustees of the group would continue fighting to increase industry diversity.

The PRCA has reassured the industry that the closure of Pearson's apprenticeship business will not impact on its apprenticeship schemes.

EE has reviewed its UK agency support, extending the work of Nelson Bostock and ending its relationship with GolinHarris.

Hyatt Hotels has called in Portland to handle its corporate comms in the UK following a competitive review.

Monarch, the UK-based airline, has drafted in KTA PR to drive awareness of the carrier among consumers.

Promote Iceland, the Icelandic tourism board, has brought in travel specialist Brighter Group as its retained agency to boost visitors to the country.

Stephen McNamara, head of comms at low-cost airline Ryanair, is to join the Irish Rugby Football Union as the carrier advertises 'the worst job in PR'.

Muller has called in Talk PR for consumer work as it seeks to expand its share of the yoghurt market in the UK and ahead of a rebrand of its Corner range.

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