In brief: Spider hired to bring Tim Hortons to UK, new wins for MWWPR and Mason Williams

Spider to bring Tim Hortons to UK, MWWPR hired by Primesight, Michelin-starred win for Mason Williams and more from PRWeek UK.

Spider to bring Tim Hortons to UK

Spider PR has been appointed by iconic Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons, to handle their launch into the UK in spring, with its first shop in Glasgow. Tim Hortons has nearly 4,500 cafes and bake shops across Canada and boasts a staggering statistic that three in five Canadians visit a Tim Hortons at least once a week.

MWWPR hired by Primesight

MWWPR has been appointed by Primesight, the out-of-home media owner, to promote its portfolio and drive profile ahead of the LinkUK launch this summer. LinkUK is a collaboration between Primesight, BT and Intersection to replace traditional phone boxes with modern units, bringing free 1Gb wifi and free phone calls across the UK. Other media clients of MWWPR include Sky Media, News UK and Starcom.

Michelin-starred win for Mason Williams

Michelin-starred chefs, the brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, have appointed consumer lifestyle agency Mason Williams to handle the PR for their restaurant business. The agency will have a specific focus on four properties in London and Essex.

Kwittken director joins FieldHouse

Tech and innovation sector comms agency FieldHouse Associates has taken on Liz Alexander as a director. She joined last month from a director role at Kwittken, having also worked at H+K and Catalysis. She will work on clients including CensorNet, Malwarebytes, and Stanford Graduate Business School.

Sowman joins Portland Health

Dean Sowman has joined Portland as account director in its health team. He joins from MHP Communications and has worked across a broad range of therapy areas including oncology, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and renal health. It continues the agency's building of its health business.

Autocar seeks women PR stars

Autocar, owned by PRWeek publisher Haymarket, is again running its search for rising female British stars in the car industry. Last year's list of 100 Autocar Great British Women in the Car Industry included Ford marketing director Lisa Brankin and Jaguar Land Rover’s head of comms Fiona Pargeter.

Fusion gets cycling non-exec

London agency Fusion Media has taken on former DHL executive Guy Elliott. After a career that saw him become CEO for DHL's Northern Europe supply chain business, Elliott left to pursue project related to his passion for cycling. He helped establish The Women's Tour professional event, and is race controller for both that and the Tour of Britain. Fusion specialises in cycling, running and endurance sport.

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