The Week

The CIPR has lost nine staff in the past six months, with membership consultant Steve Miller the latest to depart. He has left to take on the same role at the PRCA. CIPR president Jay O'Connor said staff had left for many reasons including contracts ending, people moving abroad and retirement.

BMI has hired Lewis PR to handle its corporate and consumer activity following a competitive pitch. It replaces incumbent Four Communications.

Cadbury head of global financial comms Trevor Datson is rejoining Tesco to become media director.

Ofcom has promoted Clayton Hirst to director of communications, following the departure of Julian Eccles to the FA.

Huntsworth has reported a 33 per cent rise in new business activity in Q1 of 2010.

Europcar, the car rental firm, has called in Cow PR to build the brand with UK consumers.

Skywrite is launching a health and beauty division with its first client, Distri-beauty, a UK distribution firm selling cosmetics online.

APCO Worldwide has promoted Stephanie Lvovich to executive director for the firm's EMEA region, based in London.

The PRCA has formed a strategic partnership with freelancing professional association PCG to create a PR freelancers network.

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