Paddy Power's UK PR manager Darren Haines is leaving after 11 years to start his own consultancy.
Natasha Jonas, the first British female boxer to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics, has drafted in The Sports PR Company.
The Russian Federation's Ministry of Industry and Trade has brought in Ecco International agency Publicity PR to promote its commitment to ban chemical weapons.
Zoosk, the online dating network, has hired Burson-Marsteller's consumer arm Be More to help make the brand 'synonymous with romance' in the UK.
The Fragrance Shop has appointed Citypress to provide corporate, trade and financial PR.
UK Athletics head of comms Claire Furlong has moved to a part-time role while retaining her title as chief press aide to the GB athletics team, after founding media consultancy 16ten.
Threepipe co-founder Jim Hawker has set up an entrepreneurial group backed by the PRCA that aims to help start-ups.
The CIPR has set a 24 June deadline to submit feedback on its draft guidelines for editing Wikipedia pages.