Weekly updates have shown weakening sales in recent months. Andy Street, managing director, expects an 'extremely difficult' Christmas.
Helen Dickinson - Head of press and PR
Louise Cooper - Press and PR manager, corporate
Mark Forsyth - Press and PR manager, merchandise
Rachel Faulkner - Press officer, branches and retail development
Rain Communications Fashion, advice services, Peter Jones and John Lewis Oxford Street
Grylls+Reade Home - Sellers PR Electricals and home technology
The SPA Way Gift list, beauty, Christmas - Stripe Communications Scotland
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Last week reported a 44 per cent slump in sales in the period April to September. Once-lauded chairman Sir Stuart Rose under pressure to turn fortunes around again.
Flic Howard-Allen, Director of communications and CSR
Tulchan Communications Financial PR
Recent trading had been 'volatile', with like-for-like sales in September and October down 4.2 per cent. Lost MD Angela Spindler last week, after only nine months in the job.
Ed Watson, Head of PR
Elena Antoniou, Senior PR manager
Financial Dynamics Financial PR
Bryan Morel Menswear
Lee Publicity Home and gifts
Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster To handle store openings
The sector's star performer. Last week announced a rise in annual profits of 17 per cent as price becomes the key issue on the high street.
Geoff Lancaster, Head of external affairs for Primark's parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).
Primark also uses freelancer Helen Penney for fashion PR.
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Retained for City and financial PR.
Owner Sir Philip Green said top performers were 'fashion forward' brands - Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge. The group saw an annual 2.8 per cent fall in like-for-like sales.
Tania Foster-Brown - Corporate press team - PR and comms director
Erica Graffin - PR manager, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis
Saskia Osmond-Evans - PR manager, Burton and Evans
Hayley Mitchell - PR manager, Miss Selfridge
Andrew Leahy - Head of PR, Topshop
Kelly Reed - PR manager, Topman
No retained agencies
In October BHS announced annual operating profits had fallen by 40 per cent to £30.2m.
Vanessa Afful-Walcott, PR manager for homeware and menswear
Rebecca Roberts, PR manager for womenswear
Impulse PR Childrenswear.