The Public Sector Week

The CIPR Local Public Service Group will be hosting this year's annual conference in Brighton on 21-22 October. Key themes are coalitions, partnerships and place. For more details, contact Andy Tyrrell at

Brighton: host to CIPR local public services conference
Brighton: host to CIPR local public services conference

Debra Davis, director of public affairs and communications at Birmingham City Council, has left her role. As reported on (2 June), she takes a position as director of comms and public affairs for the City TV Group. Strategic director of environment and culture Sharon Lea will take over responsibility for the public affairs and comms division.

The Better Organic Business Links project is seeking an agency to support its work in promoting the Welsh organic food industry.

The Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association in Yorkshire and the Humber has selected Grayling North to provide PR support across the region.

Westminster City Council director of comms and strategy Alex Aiken expresses the view that public sector chief executives have 'lost the battle' to prove their worth in light of pay revelations in this week's column. To read it, go to


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