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CE Electric hires GJW to fend off referral

CE Electric hires GJW to fend off referral



Lobbying firm GJW has been hired by CE Electric to help fend off a

referral of its bid, for Northern Electric, to the Monopolies and

Mergers Commission. Jointly owned by US generator CalEnergy and Peter

Kiewit Sons, CE Electric launched a hostile bid for Northern three weeks

ago. It is using Brunswick for financial PR support.



PR to feel effects of EU 48 hour directive



The EU’s 48-hour working week directive will affect public relations

professionals, the DTI has confirmed. PR people will be able to work

more than 48-hours voluntarily, but their agreement will have to be

recorded which could mean employers incur extra costs.



Lights go out in Aberdeen for Dorrian



Kevin Dorrian, associate director of Citigate’s Aberdeen office, has

been made redundant. Citigate however, denied Dorrian’s assertion that

it was closing the office. Dorrian accused the agency of not giving the

office a chance to succeed.



Campaign for Learning hires F-H



Fleishman-Hillard has been appointed to the Campaign for Learning’s

consumer launch, ‘Learning for Life’, following a five-way pitch.



Harlow takes on WH Smith PR role



Liz Harlow, WH Smith Retail’s relationship marketing manager, has

assumed overall responsibility for PR, following the departure of brand

communications manager Julia Nolan. The chain is currently searching for

a PR manager.



Hasson quits BBC for film and TV interests



Fred Hasson, BBC head of corporate relations for regional broadcasting,

is leaving next month ‘to pursue business interests in the film and TV

industries’. Hasson worked at Producers Alliance for Cinema and TV

(PACT) before joining the BBC.



Multimedia to open London branch



Multimedia Public Relations and Marketing, the Chepstow-based hi-tech

agency, is to open an office in London. Formed in 1993, Multimedia is

looking to recruit a PR and marketing practitioner to head up the new

branch.



GLR picks Consolidated for pitch



GLR, the BBC’s London radio station, has selected Consolidated

Communications to pitch against sales promotion firm Amadeus and design

company Crammond Lerner and Dickens.



Costello joins PA Consulting Group



Lori Costello, formerly an account director with Kable Public Relations,

has joined the PA Consulting Group’s Communications Strategy practice as

a consultant.



Red Rooster gets on The Guest List



Red Rooster PR is executing a youth PR campaign for the national roll-

out of The Guest List, a pocket-sized guide to London music and club

culture.



Jo Spink hired for UK launch of Thalacap



Health and beauty agency Jo Spink PR has been appointed by Harbourne

Marketing to handle the UK launch of Thalacap, a range of treatments and

products based on marine extracts.



IPR award for the Bristol and West



The Bristol and West Building Society has won the West of England 1996

IPR communications award for its TESSA savings and investment campaign.



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