Top Rank’s PR manager, Ruth Higham, has moved across to the agency
world by taking up a senior position at Band and Brown
Higham has been with The Rank Group for over four years and headed PR
for the group’s bingo brands, Top Rank and Mecca Clubs.
Debbie Catt takes over the post of PR manager at Top Rank, but she will
also continue her role as corporate affairs manager of Rank Leisure. She
will oversee the rebranding of the bingo operation to Mecca Bingo, which
is to be completed this autumn.
Higham joins B&B as associate director, heading the Somerfield account
and overseeing consumer campaigns for BT payphones.
Higham is the fourth former client to join the agency this year. Other
recent B&B recruits include Keith Brown from Swallow Hotels, Noel
Privett from Midland Bank and Dominic Byrne from Action Aid.
Band and Brown managing director Gill Brown said that in-house people
’have a practical and genuine understanding of how companies think and