British Chambers of Commerce press and comms manager Sam Turvey is leaving the business group to take up a role as a consultant at Maitland. Turvey will join the financial and corporate comms agency in October. In 2009, Turvey was named one of PRWeek's 29 most promising young professionals in the UK industry. The British Chambers of Commerce is now recruiting for his replacement.
National Australia Bank is recruiting for a new head of media relations to oversee its Scottish comms after the departure of Linda Bain. Bain is understood to have left earlier this summer to launch her own comms consultancy, Linda Bain Communications. During her time at the financial brand she worked with the company's Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank brands, where she was responsible for the UK corporate and business banking division.
Oilex, the oil and gas explorer and producer, has appointed Conduit PR to handle its UK financial public relations. The appointment coincides with Oilex's recent decision to refocus on its Cambay field asset in Gujarat, India.
The Money Advice Trust has appointed two staff members to complete a revamped comms team. Paul Crayston joins from Lansons Communications as media officer and Beth Grossman joins from the civil service as public affairs and comms officer. Both will report to head of comms Helen Newton, who took up her post earlier this year. The Money Advice Trust, a charity, works with government, the private sector and money advice agencies to reduce unmanageable debt of UK consumers.
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