Holt writes about how to handle the tricky issue of comms around cutting staff salaries across the board. To read the full column, go to prweek.com/uk and click on public sector.
LGComms is developing plans for a training course to help council PR teams make the most of their councillors. A recent LGInsight survey revealed that only 38 per cent of UK residents are aware of what councillors do. The course is intended to help encourage councillors to promote the work that councils do.
East Kent Primary Care Trust media officer Hayley Eversfield has joined Quantum PR as its new senior account manager. Eversfield has also worked in the comms department at Thanet District Council.
Staffordshire County Council has appointed Kathryn Cooper as head of comms and marketing. Cooper joins from Cannock Chase Council, where she was PR and marketing manager. She replaces Jacqui McKinlay, who was recently appointed to the new role of director of comms and customer services at the county council.