In brief: Four Communications' new consultancy, Fitness First comms chief's new role, Street Fighter picks M&C Saatchi PR, wins for Pegasus and Seymour

Four Communications launches new consultancy, Fitness First comms chief's new role, Street Fighter picks M&C Saatchi PR, Havas' Forward Media hires Mattson and more from PRWeek UK.

Four Communications launches new consultancy

Four Communications Group has launched a new consultancy offering, headed by managing director Alun James. Called Four Consulting, the aim is to deliver services for clients based on the need to be prepared for changing circumstances and threats to reputation, the company said. Click here to read PRWeek’s recent interview with Four CEO Nan Williams.

Fitness First comms chief's new role

Seymour PR has appointed Mark Hutcheon, former global director of comms at Fitness First Group, as a strategic adviser who will consult with Seymour's MD Carie Barkhuizen on business development. Fitness First is a client of Seymour alongside others such as Travelodge and Debenhams.

Street Fighter picks M&C Saatchi PR

M&C Saatchi PR has been appointed by video games firm Capcom to assist with the launch of Street Fighter V, which will launch on 16 February on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Havas' Forward Media hires Tony Mattson

Forward Media, part of Havas Media Group UK, has appointed Tony Mattson as its head of strategy to lead on the agency's O2 account. Mattson joins the agency this week from UM London where he worked for almost a decade, most recently as managing partner. He will report to Forward Media managing director Ed Cox.

Pegasus wins beauty brands

Pegasus has been appointed by Grafton International to represent its health and beauty brands Rose & Co, Kneipp and Skin Republic, following a three-way pitch. A family-run company, Grafton was established in 1985 to bring products from across the globe to the UK market.

Redwood's two new wins

Redwood Consulting has secured two new clients. It will deliver a comms campaign for The Gates shopping centre in Durham to increase awareness of the centre, and will work with Cherwell District Council on a brand vision for Bicester after the town was awarded Garden Town status by the Government.

Stand Agency wins solicitors work

Solicitors for the Elderly, the national membership of lawyers who specialise in helping older people, has appointed PR firm Stand Agency to draw attention to the importance of seeking expert legal advice in later life planning, with a campaign focused on accredited members and reaching consumers.

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