In brief: Livermore to Britain Thinks, QVC hires, easyCar Club appoints, Ruder Finn

Spencer Livermore appointed partner at Britain Thinks, QVC UK's new comms chief, easyCar Club appoints PHA Media and more from PRWeek UK.

Britain Thinks hires Livermore and advisers

Spencer Livermore, a former senior adviser to Gordon Brown, has joined the insight consultancy Britain Thinks as a partner. Lord Livermore, a Labour life peer, was director of strategy at 10 Downing Street and was later at Blue Rubicon where he held the same title. Britain Thinks has also announced a new advisory board, which includes Daniel Finkelstein, associate editor of The Times, Justine Roberts, founder of Mumsnet, and Mark Lund, chief executive of McCann.

QVC UK's comms chief

Jayne Bristow has joined the online and television shopping channel QVC UK as head of brand and comms. She will also serve on QVC's global comms and community affairs team, working closely with VP Colleen Rooney. She previously worked at clothing firm Gant UK for nine years, and before this at retailer House of Fraser.

PHA takes easyCar Club

Auto rental firm easyCar Club has appointed PHA Media following a competitive pitch. The agency’s technology and innovation team will raise awareness of the brand on behalf of the company.

Ruder Finn hires Hughes

Ruder Finn has hired Burson-Marsteller's Keith Hughes as the new head of its global corporate practice, based in the US. Click for the full story from PRWeek US.

For Goodness Shakes says Well Hello

For Goodness Shakes, a ready-to-drink protein and nutrition brand, has hired Well Hello. The agency will work alongside partner agencies to launch For Goodness Shakes Protein Water and Protein Coconut Water, the brand’s first major assault on the soft drinks category, with a focus on influencers and trade media.

Huntsworth board change

The board of Huntsworth, the healthcare comms and public relations group, has announced that Terence Graunke has stepped down as non-executive director of Grayling and Citigate Dewe Rogerson owner Huntsworth, "owing to his other commitments". He had held the role since 2012. 

Sopexa UK toasts win

Champagne brand Nicolas Feuillatte has appointed Sopexa for a UK-based PR campaign focusing on communicating its brand strategy in its 40th year. The agency will target trade and consumer journalists and manage a UK press office on behalf of the brand.

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