The Week

- Lastminute.com has appointed Shine Communications as its retained consumer PR agency.

- The Walt Disney Company has hired Matthew Grossman as VP of EMEA corporate comms.

- Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is considering taking on its first UK PR agency. The Hong-Kong-based comms team has recently lost staff.

- The English Cricket Board has signed up Threepipe to roll out a campaign promoting the sport ahead of a full calendar of events this year.

- Ronseal, the woodcare manufacturer, has appointed Lucre to handle its consumer PR activity across its entire range of home and garden products.

- kwik Fit insurance has hired The Big Partnership following a six-way pitch.

- Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and Palmes d'Or Champagne have called in Clementine Comms to promote the champagne brands.

- John West, the canned fish brand, has chosen Clarion Communications to handle its consumer and trade PR account.

- The CIPR has awarded Peter Luff MP an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the PR industry. Turn to page 26 to see the CIPR Grand Prix Award Winners for 2008.

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