In brief: Speed Comms, Sports Coach UK, Kindred, W, Tomorrow PR, Street & Co

New business wins for Aspire, W, Kindred and Tomorrow PR, plus Speed Communications expands, and more from PRWeek UK.

Speed Communications expands in Birmingham

Speed Communications has expanded its offer into the Midlands by absorbing the Birmingham office of its sister consultancy Bigdog PR. Speed and Bigdog are part of the Mission Marketing group.

Speed Midlands will be headed up by Bron Eames, who will report to Speed CEO Roberta Fuke. Bron has more than 30 years’ PR experience and before joining Bigdog was the MD of Huntsworth’s Haslimann Taylor – now part of Grayling.


Sports Coach UK appoints Aspire

Sports Coach UK, a charity that supports UK partners to recruit, develop and retain sports coaches, has appointed sport and lifestyle PR agency Aspire to create a campaign aimed at transforming the coaching landscape. 

Aspire won the work following a competitive pitch. The campaign will build on the Government's Sporting Future strategy, which has put a spotlight on the need for more great coaches.


Health company turns to Kindred

Manchester-based diagnostics company Premaitha Health has appointed Kindred to promote its flagship product, the IONA test. 

The IONA test is billed as the first non-invasive pre-natal test (NIPT) for women who are recommended screening for Down’s Syndrome and other serious genetic diseases. Kindred will work with the in-house marketing team to educate pregnant women and other stakeholders such as midwives about NIPT and the IONA test in particular.


W wins global account for Belstaff

Belstaff, the British luxury lifestyle brand, has hired W as its retained global social media agency.

W will support the brand's seasonal campaigns and product launches, while managing its social channels in the UK, Europe and US.


Bert & May hires Tomorrow PR

Handmade tile and homeware brand, Bert & May, has hired Tomorrow PR as its retained UK PR agency following a competitive pitch. 

The London-based global design agency will deliver a series of creative PR campaigns aimed at the luxury end of the homes, interiors and architecture market.


Luxury concierge service appoints Street & Co

Street & Co has been hired to manage the press office of Mayfair-based One Hundred Lifestyle – a luxury, everyday concierge service that organises restaurant reservations, house moves and retail advice for clients. 

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