In brief: Lansons' new joint MD, Luton Airport hires, Wild Card, Well Hello and Semaphore wins

Lansons' new joint MD, BBC man goes to Luton Airport, Big Lunch for Wild Card and more from PRWeek UK.

Scott McKenzie: Promoted to joint MD at Lansons
Scott McKenzie: Promoted to joint MD at Lansons

Lansons' new joint MD

Scott McKenzie, director and head of change and employee engagement at Lansons, has been promoted to the role of joint managing director. He joins existing joint MDs Laura Hastings, Rebecca Mayo and Stuart Graham. McKenzie joined the business as a director in December 2012, and since then has founded its change and employee engagement practice. He was promoted to the management board in November 2015.

Lansons CEO Tony Langham said McKenzie would contribute to the business' future by "building our fantastic portfolio of retainer clients and attracting an increasing number of significant higher value projects".

BBC man goes to Luton Airport

Former BBC Look East senior reporter Neil Bradford has joined Luton London Airport as stakeholder comms manager. He joins the UK's fifth busiest airport following a career in broadcast journalism that has spanned across two decades.

Big Lunch for Wild Card

Wild Card has been appointed following a competitive pitch to handle an integrated comms programme for the 2016 edition of The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours and communities. The lunch was conceived by the Eden Project in Cornwall and first took place in 2009, and is aided by grantmaker the Big Lottery Fund.

UCL enrols Semaphore

Semaphore has added UCL School of Management to its client roster, following a non-competitive pitch. The agency will work with the school on a retained basis and will provide strategy for earned and placed media as well as reinforcing its reputation in business education.

Well Hello wins Grabble

Mobile-only fashion shopping app Grabble has hired Well Hello to "cement its reputation as the country’s leading mobile fashion and lifestyle app", according to a release from the agency. The brief spans consumer and corporate activity and sees Well Hello focus on driving new fans into the Grabble brand.

Creation ADM to rebrand awards

The integrated agency Creation ADM has been appointed by The Federation of Children's Book Groups to rebrand The Children's Book Awards.

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