Julian Glover, The Guardian leader writer and columnist, has been appointed as chief speechwriter to Prime Minister David Cameron. Glover replaces Ameet Gill, who becomes the new head of strategic comms at No 10.
UK Sport has appointed Vanessa Wilson, head of comms at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as director of commercial and comms.
Four Communications has recruited former Etihad Airways comms director Iain Burns to lead its corporate PR practice.
The Edrington Group, the premium-spirits company, is seeking a consumer PR agency to work on its Cutty Sark whisky brand.
Newedge, a global multi-asset brokerage business, has appointed Kevin Russell as London-based global head of comms. He previously held a senior comms role at Ernst & Young.
JPR, the Belfast-based PR company, is to provide media and stakeholder relations support for Northern Ireland's switchover to digital TV.
BBC Cymru Wales' head of comms, Alun Shurmer, has been appointed director of comms for utility company Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.