Yes, 30 tech PR experts will be walking barefoot over 20ft of hot coals in June, to raise £3,000 for KIDS (kids.org.uk). 'We would love to add a few to our numbers and wondered if there were any willing volunteers from PRWeek?' asked account co-ordinator Zaira Puddephatt, a tad optimistically ... PRWeek's highly anticipated grudge football match against Brands2Life last week ended in a shock 6-2 win for the well-drilled PR agency. At least one PRWeek staffer, however, was reported limping the next day because of Brands2Life co-founder Giles Fraser's occasional tendency to play the ball and the man ... Slam PR senior account manager Chris Dolan suffered interrogation training on a Survival Challenge run by former members of the special forces. Not only did Dolan learn how to live off the land, he was also blindfolded and subjected to 'torture training'. Most horrifying of all were the sleeping arrangements. 'There were more people than sleeping bags so many people ended up spooning,' reported Dolan ... Jimi Hendrix, Muse, the Manics; the next in that illustrious line-up to rock the Isle of Wight Festival is NEC Group external relations manager Deborah Hodgson. She will be performing her 'bohemian 60s hippie-type' music at the Big Top stage.
Head of Government Affairs - Healthcare (6/9 month contract) Peter Childs Home Counties
Senior Media Relations Specialist - Wilts/Berks Peter Childs London
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Account Executive - CSR / Education Peter Childs London
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Camden Council has announced that it has taken on Burson-Marsteller and a range of external firms as part of its attempts to change the route of HS2, which it described "as the biggest threat to Camden in a generation".
The embattled HS2 project is hoping infrastructure comms veteran and Tony Blair's former spokesman Tom Kelly is the man to help turn the tide of opinion in its favour.
Grayling UK & Ireland CEO Alison Clarke is a mentor on our Mentoring Project. To mark tomorrow's International Women's Day, we asked her to write about how her gender affects her management style.
It's tall, slim, and beautiful and did Hope&Glory an honour by gracing the office.