Grandfield forms a Calor Gas connection
Calor Gas, the UK’s market leading liquefied petroleum gas supplier and
former client of collapsed lobbying firm Ian Greer Associates, has
appointed Grandfield on a monitoring and surveillance brief. It
previously used the agency to support its pre-Budget argument for a
reduction in gas-powered vehicle excise duty.
Westword to run with Athletes’ Bid
Mike Hobb’s one-man London PR agency Westword has been hired by the
Athletes’ Bid consortium, one of the contenders hoping to run the pounds
100,000 million lottery-funded British Academy of Sport. Westword was
appointed following a three-way pitch.
Former Shelter chief will help launch LGA
Katrina Dunbar, one-time acting director of communications at housing
charity Shelter, has been seconded to the new Local Government
Association to work on its launch in March 1997. Dunbar filled the top
role at Shelter temporarily last year and has since been working on
special projects including Shelter’s 30th anniversary.
IPR honours for Newman and Bayley
Kate Newman, a Jersey-based PR consultant has been named Young
Communicator of 1996 by the IPR. Newman, aged 24, is an account manager
at Crystal PR and has worked in the industry for just 18 months.
Managing director of Glasgow PR firm Scribe Marketing and Communications
Lara Bayley won the over-25-year-old category.
Diverse account wins for GPC Connect
Public affairs consultancy GPC Connect has won new accounts from holiday
and insurance group Saga, Hydro-Electric and direct marketing firm WWAV
Rapp Collins. Work for all three will include policy assessment and
Smith and Nephew appointment
Smith and Nephew has promoted Tony Smith to the new post of
communications and PR manager of its Hull-based medical division. The
job was created when Sue Hedley, the internal communications manager,
left to become a management consultant at Coopers and Lybrand.
Campus Travel outsources with Marketeer
Campus Travel, the UK’s leading student travel organisation, has
appointed Marketeer in a decision to outsource its PR. Marketeer won the
account following a four-way pitch.
Shandwick sells Ashdown to Goodspeed
Shandwick International has sold Ashdown Press, the London printing
company it acquired in 1989, to Goodspeed Communications. Shandwick UK
managing director Colin Trusler said Ashdown Press was the substantial
element of Shandwick’s remaining non-core UK businesses.
Two new staff join hi-tech team at Key
Key Communications has expanded its hi-tech division with two new
appointments. Lindsay Highet joins as divisional director from SMI Group
where she was head of public relations. Suzanne Orsler has joined the
agency from TSB where she was senior press and PR manager.
Raymond Rudd Consultants
Raymond Rudd managing director of Raymond Rudd Consultants was
incorrectly named as Roland Rudd in last week’s focus ‘The Art of
Achieving the Perfect Pitch’.