The british council has appointed a new head of press. Victoria Harrison moves over to the British Council in mid-November from Amnesty International. Harrison will lead a press team of five promoting the work of the British Council, which builds understanding of the UK around the world.
Four public sector bodies are collaborating on a new campaign designed to promote safe driving among business drivers and their employees. The Surrey Safety Camera Partnership is made up of four public sector organisations: Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, the Highways Agency and Her Majesty's Court Service. The campaign will focus on the potential human cost and the economic costs to workers and employees of drivers involved in an accident.
Essex County Council has appointed M&N Communications to work on a project examining growth options and population distribution across the county and surrounding areas. M&N will handle a series of workshops looking into the implications of housing growth.
Visit London is launching a campaign to find 'London's Favourite Londoner' in its Visit London Awards. Londoners will be able to vote for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the UK capital in a chosen field.
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council has appointed Sue Appleby as its interim head of communications. Appleby joins from Southwark Council, which is currently seeking to recruit a new communications chief. Appleby's role will last for six months, during which time her priorities will include the transformation of the corporate communications function and implementing Oldham's new brand strategy. She will also be involved in helping to recruit a future permanent postholder.
The winner will be announced in a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on 27 November.