In brief: Northern Powerhouse appoints Quatro, M&A in UAE, Carlsberg internal comms chief departs, hire for Enjoy Digital

Northern Powerhouse conference appoints Quatro, UAE agency acquires rival, Carlsberg internal comms chief departs and more from PRWeek UK.

House of Comms leadership staff: from left to right director Naomh McElhatton and managing partners Abby Wilks, Kaja Weller and Jamie Wilks
House of Comms leadership staff: from left to right director Naomh McElhatton and managing partners Abby Wilks, Kaja Weller and Jamie Wilks

Northern Powerhouse conference appoints Quatro

UK Northern Powerhouse, a private group created to help promote the Government's plans for business development in the North of England, has appointed Quatro PR to manage comms for the group's first conference and exhibition. Click to read the full story.

UAE agency acquires rival

UAE-based comms consultancy House of Comms has acquired digital comms agency RUA Digital for an undisclosed sum, and announced that the company is to rebrand as House of Comms Integrated Communications. Launched in 2012, House of Comms represents global brands such as Virgin Atlantic Airways as well as regional clients.

Carlsberg internal comms chief departs

Rich Baker has moved from his role as head of internal comms at Carlsberg UK to join organisational development consultancy andpartnership to establish an internal comms and employee engagement division. Click to read the full story.

Enjoy Digital hires comms director

Digital agency Enjoy Digital has recruited Chris Hughes, formerly commercial director for Shackleton, the PR and social media arm of Epiphany. Hughes, who has 15 years of industry experience, joins as comms director to lead the agency’s integrated approach to PR, SEO and content marketing. The Leeds agency has 35 staff.

Single Homeless Project gets new comms manager

Brittany Maher-Kirk will join the charity Single Homeless Project on 2 December as PR and comms manager. She has spent the past year as a comms manager for Target Ovarian Cancer, and before that two-and-a-half years at Diabetes UK.

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