In brief: Creston's FY expectations, Porter Novelli's new brief, Ketchum and Field recruit

Creston: FY expectations unchanged, Porter Novelli wins juice association, Ketchum hires Red deputy editor, Field brings in Number 10 adviser and more from PRWeek UK.

Creston: FY expectations unchanged

Creston says it expects results for the year to 31 March to be in line with its assessment from January, when it predicted slightly lower pre-tax profit and flat like-for-like revenue growth across the year thanks to project delays and cuts from clients. The Nelson Bostock Unlimited, Fever Unlimited and Red Door Unlimited owner announces its full-year results on 8 June.

Porter Novelli wins juice association

Porter Novelli London has been appointed as the British Fruit Juice Association’s PR consultancy on a brief that "aims to change the tone of current media coverage around fruit juice", a press release said. It also includes healthcare professional outreach and SEO among other elements. It follows a competitive pitch, and work will be guided by Porter Novelli Belgium, which leads PR for the European Fruit Juice Association.

Ketchum hires Red deputy editor

Ketchum has hired Saska Graville from Red Magazine as director of consumer lifestyle. Graville, who was deputy editor of Red and has a 20-year publishing career, will work across Ketchum’s fashion, beauty, luxury, travel, and health & wellbeing business.

Field brings in Number 10 adviser

Field Consulting has hired former Number 10 adviser Alex Morton as director. Morton, who advised the Prime Minister on local government issues including housing, planning and development for more than two years, previously had a similar brief at the Policy Exchange think-tank.

Unity's new creative director

Caroline Blainey has joined Unity as creative director, in which role she will take overall responsibility for the agency’s creative output and processes. Her career spans more than 17 years, with experience delivering a broad range of work as a senior art director at The Guardian and in roles at ad agencies including Wieden + Kennedy and Brothers & Sisters. She has most recently worked as a freelancer.

Young Epilepsy appoints

Young Epilepsy has appointed Vicki Kennedy as director of fundraising and external relations. She joined the national charity, which supports young people and children with epilepsy and associated conditions, last week. She was previously co-director of the National Lottery Promotions Unit, which publicises lottery funding of good causes.

Big wins Glasgow Science Centre

Scotland's largest PR agency, The Big Partnership, has been appointed to support comms for the Glasgow Science Centre, including the relaunch of the museum's planetarium and a new exhibition focused on energy. It follows a period of project work with the agency last year.

PSG to promote varsity matches

Professional Sports Group (PSG) has been appointed by The Varsity Matches Company, the organiser of the Oxford versus Cambridge university rugby matches. The men's and women's matches both take place on 8 December at Twickenham. PSG already works with the Boat Race.

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