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Grandfield forms a Calor Gas connection

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

strategic advice.



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’.



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