In brief: H+K win, new Theo Paphitis head of PR, Fox hires from Freuds, Byfield changes

H+K wins LTA brief, new head of PR for Theo Paphitis, Fox hires from Freuds and more from PRWeek UK.

H+K wins LTA brief

Hill+Knowlton Strategies London has been appointed by the Lawn Tennis Association to develop and implement an integrated comms plan following Great Britain’s Davis Cup win last year. This includes producing video content and delivering the Aegon GB Davis Cup team Trophy Tour, which will take the trophy across the country. Work began late last month, led by senior account director Ed Jones.

Separately, H+K has announced the appointment of Michael Baxter as managing director of its German business. He previously worked as EMEA director of comms at tech firm NetApp.

New head of PR for Theo Paphitis

The Theo Paphitis Retail Group has taken on former Living TV PR Jess Littlewood as head of PR, to oversee personal publicity for entrepreneur and businessman, former TV dragon Theo Paphitis, and that of his retail brands, Robert Dyas, Ryman and Boux Avenue.

Fox hires from Freuds

Dan Maynard will tomorrow take up the role of director of comms, Europe at Fox Networks Group. The group, part of Fox Entertainment, includes a number of TV networks covering sport, movies and other programmes, and runs the National Geographic Channel as a joint venture with the eponymous society. He leaves Freuds where he has worked for the past four-and-a-half years as an associate director and head of its media and entertainment team.

Maitland man takes off to AOA

The Airport Operators Association has appointed Henk van Klaveren as its public affairs and PR manager. This follows the departure of PA and PR director Tim Alderslade, who joins British Air Transport Association as CEO. Van Klaveren joins from public affairs agency Maitland Political, where he was a senior consultant, having previously worked for The Whitehouse Consultancy, and for the Liberal Democrats during the coalition government.

Hanover wins Flood Re

Flood Re, a national reinsurance scheme that enables those in high flood-risk areas to access more affordable flood insurance, has appointed Hanover Communications to deliver an integrated public affairs and PR strategy, to ensure a high awareness of its client among both the public and policymakers.

Byfield's management change

Legal comms specialist Byfield Consultancy's chair Richard Elsen has sold part of his share to MD Gus Sellitto. Sellitto now becomes majority shareholder and CEO, while Elsen remains a board member but will also develop outside interests. The agency was formed in 2007.

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