The Week

- Euro rscg Biss Lancaster has promoted client services director Holly Ward to MD of its London office. She is now responsible for brands, B2B healthcare and corporate.

- EasyJet has taken on Beattie Communications as its first external consumer PR agency. Beattie beat Paratus Communications and Trimedia to the brief.

- Propeller Group has acquired digital specialist BlondeGorilla to expand its digital offering. Ryan Malone, BlondeGorilla's majority shareholder, has joined Propeller's board.

- Five has hired former ITV head of press Andrew Sholl as head of strategic comms. His role will include speechwriting, commercial PR and internal comms.

- Redhead PR has ceased trading as founder Sara Tye becomes consumer/lifestyle director at Lawson Dodd. She takes Redhead's seven clients with her.

- Wessex and west of England CIPR Pride Awards have honoured Remarkable Group, Skandia, Trimedia and UCAS. A full write-up will follow in next week's issue.

- Editorial Intelligence will hold a three-day thought leadership symposium in February, with journalists Michael Wolff, Stefan Stern and Luke Johnson speaking. The inaugural 'Portmeirion' symposium is themed 'We are Names, Not Numbers.' See wearenamesnot numbers.com for further information.

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