In brief: new briefs for Skout and W, further advisers join Pagefield, Bethell second in peerage vote

Dreamland Margate picks W, Skout hired by pan-Europe b2b brief, new advisers join Pagefield, Bethell second in race for Lords seat and more from PRWeek UK.

Dreamland Margate picks W

W Communications has been appointed by amusement park Dreamland Margate as its prepares to re-open in the spring. The retained brief comes after a £15m renovation led by the park's owner, Sands Heritage. Dreamland Margate opens on 28 April.

Skout hired by pan-Europe b2b brief

B2b agency Skout has won a contract with ecommerce solutions firm Sana Commerce to raise awareness across Europe. The Netherlands-based company's campaigns will be particularly focused on the UK, Benelux and German-speaking countries. Skout is based in Macclesfield.

New advisers join Pagefield

Independent agency Pagefield has added four new names to its team of senior advisors: economic advisor and Bank of England board member Dr Gerard Lyons; founder of house swap firm Love Home Swap, Debbie Wosskow; senior health and comms figure Sian Jarvis; and former Visa EMEA PR chief Nikki Page. The panel includes a number of other names including former diplomat Sir Christopher Meyer, who also sits on Pagefield's board. In addition, the company has welcomed This Girl Can creator Tanya Joseph to the ranks of its 'specialist partners', or regular freelancers. The agency hired its first CEO, longstanding employee Oliver Foster, at the start of 2017.

Bethell second in race for Lords seat

James Bethell, the founder of corporate and public affairs agency Westbourne Communications, has failed in his bid to become a member of the House of Lords. Holding the hereditary title of baronet, Bethell and others of his rank have occasional opportunities to take a seat in the upper chamber, with candidates subject to election by peers. Click the link in the embedded tweet below for more on the process:

Cartwright wins print business

Midlands-based PR and digital agency Cartwright Communications has secured its latest account win with Nottingham design and print house Ginger Root. The agency was founded in 2006 and now has 19 staff.

Custard checks in at Petersham

Custard Communications has been appointed by The Petersham Hotel in Richmond, Surrey, to deliver a six-month PR contract, following an extensive refurbishment of the hotel’s restaurant.

Partners thrown into the dungeon

York-based PR and communications specialist The Partners Group has staken on WMG Agency's Robert Stebbings as account director following recent account wins, which include The York Dungeon and legal recruitment firm Florit Brooke.


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