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In brief: MHP wins bank brief, Henry Boot hires Hudson Sandler, WPP's Chinese buy

MHP wins British Business Bank, Henry Boot hires Hudson Sandler, WPP buys out Shanghai businesses and more from PRWeek UK.

Louis Vuitton faces shareholder activism after Peta buys stake in parent company

Louis Vuitton faces shareholder activism after Peta buys stake in parent company

Animal rights campaign PETA has bought shares in LVMH, owner of Louis Vuitton and a number of other luxury brands, allowing it to attend shareholder meetings and question the board.

In brief: FHF adds senior duo, Edelman agency hires, Bite wins, Limelight recruited

Edelman agency Smithfield hires director, FleishmanHillard Fishburn adds two, Rocket Fuel appoints Bite, and Curve Group recruits Limelight.

In brief: Wellcome Trust hires Third City, Havas' software brief, Headland wins Paragon

Wellcome Trust hires Third City, Havas handed global software brief, Headland wins banking group Paragon, bandv brings in Maz Beagley and more from PRWeek UK.

AmEx, S&P Global veteran Christine Elliott joins Mastercard

AmEx, S&P Global veteran Christine Elliott joins Mastercard

She has held roles at S&P Global, American Express, and Hill & Knowlton.

In Pictures: PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2017

In Pictures: PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards 2017

The PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards presentation took place last night at The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in Soho - and a PRWeek snapper was on hand to capture the evening.

Ex-Bell Pottinger corporate and financial MD Stephen Benzikie launches new agency

Ex-Bell Pottinger corporate and financial MD Stephen Benzikie launches new agency

Stephen Benzikie, a former MD of Bell Pottinger's Corporate & Financial practice, has teamed up with other senior comms figures to launch a new London-based communications agency.

Burson-Marsteller ups Mike Fernandez to US CEO

Burson-Marsteller ups Mike Fernandez to US CEO

Four months after joining the WPP agency as chair of its global corporate and financial practice, Mike Fernandez has a new role: U.S. CEO.

PR will be 'stranded' and 'purposeless' if Section 40 is introduced, comms pros warn

PR will be 'stranded' and 'purposeless' if Section 40 is introduced, comms pros warn

Journalists and members of the PR community have warned there could be dire consequences for the comms industry if the government decides to implement Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

Ogilvy PR beats Edelman and Instinctif to win Inmarsat Aviation brief

Ogilvy PR beats Edelman and Instinctif to win Inmarsat Aviation brief

Global satellite communications and connectivity giant Inmarsat has appointed Ogilvy Public Relations for a global PR brief following a competitive pitch that included Edelman and Instinctif.

Deliveroo ends Havas PR relationship amid major comms shakeup

Deliveroo ends Havas PR relationship amid major comms shakeup

Ex-George Osborne aide Thea Rogers has become Deliveroo's PR chief, while the food delivery business will appoint new consumer and corporate agencies after ending work with Havas PR.

Major investment consultancy Redington hires MRM after pitch

Redington, the UK's fourth largest investment consultancy, has hired MRM following a competitive pitch.

Metro Bank comms director joins Hume Brophy in London

Metro Bank comms director joins Hume Brophy in London

Pete Murray has joined agency Hume Brophy's London office as director of corporate affairs, following two years leading comms for Metro Bank.

Revealed: PRWeek UK Best Places to Work 2017 winners

Revealed: PRWeek UK Best Places to Work 2017 winners

PRWeek reveals the winners of our Best Places to Work Awards 2017, which celebrate the top employers in agency and in-house comms.

Google UK puts product business PR out for re-pitch

Google UK puts product business PR out for re-pitch

Google has put its product portfolio press office account, currently held by Portland, out to pitch, PRWeek has learned.

'An accessible way of thinking about business': Fat Cat Wednesday hits headlines again

'An accessible way of thinking about business': Fat Cat Wednesday hits headlines again

Research released this morning on 'fat cat' pay in leading UK businesses has again gained traction across media outlets, including the BBC, the Daily Mail, Sky News and Metro.

Opinion and features

Regulation: a crisis of trust?

Regulation: a crisis of trust?

Consider, if you will, two seemingly unconnected stories with potentially seismic implications for the PR industry.

Inside in-house: National Trust embracing digital to promote the nation's legacy

Inside in-house: National Trust embracing digital to promote the nation's legacy

The National Trust's comms and content team speak to PRWeek about why it has moved away from the classic PR model - and 'traditional' PR stunts.

Want to tackle diversity? Dump the diversity circus

Want to tackle diversity? Dump the diversity circus

I was born in Tanzania to a Ugandan father and a Rwandan-Tanzanian mother. I'm always surprised by those that talk about Africa as if it's a country and Africans as if we are all the same.

Diversity in PR: Industry struggling to arrest 'achingly slow' progress

Diversity in PR: Industry struggling to arrest 'achingly slow' progress

Despite the detriment to its work and reputation, the PR industry is still struggling to think differently about how it can diversify its workforce.

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Silver winner - UKTV

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Silver winner - UKTV

The In-house Department - Silver winner in the PRWeek Best Places to Work Awards is UKTV, with 'admirable training initiatives' and a progressive approach to diversity impressing judges.

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Bronze winner - O2

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Bronze winner - O2

The work-life balance at O2 contributed to the telecoms titan taking 'In-house' Bronze in the PRWeek Best Places to Work Awards this year.

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Gold winner - Smart Energy GB

PRWeek UK Best Places to Work Awards (In-house): Gold winner - Smart Energy GB

A 'dynamic and progressive culture' helped Smart Energy take the In-house Department - Gold trophy in the PRWeek Best Places to Work Awards 2017.

Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride: corporate comms predictions for 2017

Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride: corporate comms predictions for 2017

The timetable may still be uncertain, but corporate comms practitioners must be able to show that business strategies are in place as Brexit nears.

What 2016 has taught us about corporate reputation
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What 2016 has taught us about corporate reputation

The public mood for change shows no signs of lessening and business must recognise that the UK now has a Government that is willing to enact change to satisfy the demands of the electorate

What is the board's language and how do we speak it?

What is the board's language and how do we speak it?

For the first nine years of my career, I thought the PR function had a very good relationship with the board.

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Recent City & corporate people moves

Burson-Marsteller appoints pollster Joel Benenson worldwide vice chair

Burson-Marsteller appoints pollster Joel Benenson worldwide vice chair

The chief strategist of Hillary Clinton's 2016 White House campaign will continue in his role leading Benenson Strategy Group.

In brief: senior Bell Pottinger hires, new PR firm for Acer, Hackett to Mundipharma

Bell Pottinger's hires and fashion work, Acer UK hires Agent42, Travel Portland hires Black Diamond, new US boss for Burson and more from PRWeek UK.

In brief: Rooster briefed by Flight Centre, Remarkable hires director, new win for Bite

Flight Centre hires Rooster, Remarkable adds to northern team, Beauty app Missbeez appoints Bite, AD joins Four Colman Getty, and more from PRWeek UK.

Madano hires ex-John Prescott private secretary Chris Parr as director

Madano hires ex-John Prescott private secretary Chris Parr as director

Madano has appointed Chris Parr, John Prescott's former private secretary and Bell Pottinger veteran, as director of its built environment and professional services business.

Creston goes private following £75.8m sale to investment firm DBAY

Creston goes private following £75.8m sale to investment firm DBAY

Marcomms group Creston has today gone private following sale of the business to investment firm DBAY Advisors.

Who's in? Who's out? The 12 biggest PR people moves of 2016

Who's in? Who's out? The 12 biggest PR people moves of 2016

2016 had its fair share of significant people moves in the UK PR industry. PRWeek rounds up the biggest ins and outs.

In brief: Avon's new PR chief, Hope&Glory wins Final Fantasy, Citypress expands

Avon hires new comms chief, Hope&Glory wins Final Fantasy XIV brief, Citypress opens Liverpool shop and more from PRWeek UK.