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Shooting Council loads up with Advocacy

Shooting Council loads up with Advocacy



The British Shooting Sports Council, one of the groups that gave

evidence to the Home Affairs select committee which voted against a ban

on handguns, has hired the Advocacy Partnership. Advocacy will work for

the council until after the publication of the Cullen report on the

Dunblane massacre and any subsequent legislation.



Law Society to seek communicator



The Law Society will advertise for a director of communications next

month. The post combines the role of former director of corporate and

regional affairs Andrew Lockley with that of former head of PR Sue

Stapely. The successful applicant will be given a seat on the management

board.



Le Shuttle aims for freight increases



Le Shuttle is aiming to boost its 45 per cent market share of the cross

channel freight business with a PR drive through the Communications

Partnership. The agency, which was handed the contract last week, will

target individual HGV truck drivers and haulage companies.



Donoghue joins National Aids Trust



The National Aids Trust has hired Bernard Donoghue as senior policy and

parliamentary officer from SENSE, the national deaf, blind and rubella

association.



Downes becomes newspaper man



Justin Downes, co-founder of City PR firm Financial Dynamics, is to join

fledgling City trade paper London Financial News next month as a

director. Founding editor Clive Wolman said Downes’ job will be to

spearhead its advertising sales drive.



H&M goes on trial with the Black Horse



Lloyds Bank subsidiary Black Horse Financial Services has hired Holmes &

Marchant for a three month trial period. H&M will work alongside the

Lloyds press office.



Mental health body appoints Heaton



The Mental Health After Care Association has recruited ex-Staffordshire

Local Authority PR head Peter Heaton as its first director of

communications. The charity supports 1,300 carers in the UK.



PR Education Trust issues ‘how to’ guides



The Public Relations Education Trust, set up by the PRCA and IPR ten

years ago, has published a set of ten ‘how to’ books on successful PR

campaigns including the Stop Post Office Privatisation and the Miss

Pears contest.



Lewis wins ICL Sorbus and Hermstedt



Hi-tech agency Lewis Communications has picked up two new accounts: from

ICL Sorbus, to promote its asset management service, and from German

computer link manufacturer Hermstedt, to handle its UK media relations.



MCM tunes up with Oscar’s Orchestra



MacLaurin Communications has won a pounds 100,000-budget brand building

account for Warner Vision International and Quintus Group. The brief is

to build consumer awareness of the characters in Oscar’s Orchestra, a

13-part animated children’s series beginning on BBC1 on 24 September.



Andrews names Ashton for new firm



Outgoing BBC head of worldwide corporate affairs, Leighton Andrews has

appointed Catherine Ashton to his as yet unnamed political consultancy.



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