60-second summary: last week's PR news (9 February)

Missed any developments over the past seven days? Catch up fast with all the account reviews, people moves, client wins and other stories on PRWeek.

Horses: for polo, not lasagne
Horses: for polo, not lasagne

Account reviews

The European Union kicked off a £3.8m tender for agency assistance to build its profile in China.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills sought help to encourage business start-ups.

The London Luxury Quarter was holding a closed pitch process for PR help to target wealthy tourists.

The Kenya Tourist Board started putting together an international roster of agencies.

People moves

Pete Pedersen was recruited from Edelman as global chief executive of Grayling.

Jackie Cooper was promoted to global chair of creative strategy at Edelman.

Matthieu Roussellier joined Greenbrook Communications from Permira.

Michael Buckley, Brunswick's US managing partner, took a top comms role at Facebook.

Pierre-Hubert Meilhac was installed as MD of GolinHarris' Paris office.

Hugh Burrows was hired as head of digital for 3 Monkeys Communcations.

Client wins

Tulchan Communications was picked by Royal Mail to handle its privatisation process alongside Brunswick.

Fishburn Hedges and London Communications Agency were recruited to support Gatwick Airport's second runway plans.

Pegasus was appointed to handle UK comms for biotherapeutics company CSL Behring.

MSL scooped a brief to launch a new yoghurt for Danone.

Cake suited up to launch Morrisons' own-brand clothing range Nutmeg.

Freud Communications was awarded a retainer for Food Network UK and the Travel Channel.

Connect Communications landed the StepChange debt advice charity account.

John Doe took on a project to help Tate galleries to engage with under-25s.

Parys Communications was appointed to News International's trade media account.

33Seconds was called in to help tech start-up General Assembly.

Taylor Herring won a media relations account for Gaucho restaurant group and the polo tournament it sponsors.

Mercieca was appointed by hospitality industry benevolent organisation Hospitality Action.

Agency investments and restructures

Kreab Gavin Anderson is rebuilding its UK operation after several senior executive departures.

Elate was launched by former Nelson Bostock MD Simon Glazer to service technology and b2b clients.

Metamorphic PR was launched by Jon Clements.

Other news

Findus called in Burson Marsteller for crisis support as horsemeat was found in its beef lasagne.

Luther Pendragon was dropped by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry for working for tobacco company Phillip Morris.

BlackBerry defended its comms operation following criticism of its recent publicity drive.

The BBC's James Hardy told PRWeek he hoped to repeat its year-long comms trainee scheme.

Mark Adams lost a libel case brought by former Conservative Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas.

Boris Johnson made a surprise call to Nick Clegg's radio phone-in criticising ministerial limos.

And breathe ...

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