Golin makes corporate hires
Golin has appointed China Collins as a senior manager and David Whitehead as a director in its corporate team, led by Nick Bishop. Collins began her career as a broadcast journalist at the BBC, then moved to Australia in 2014 to pursue a career in comms, and joins from Edelman Sydney. Whitehead arrives from Portland, where he advised clients such as Google, Nestlé and Monster, having previously worked at Blue Rubicon.
CIPR presidential candidates
Three candidates have received nominations for the role of 2017 president-elect (and 2018 president) of the CIPR: sole trader Sarah Hall, Loughborough University marketing chief Emma Leech and West Yorkshire Combined Authority public relations officer Gary Taylor. Voting will open shortly. The current president-elect is Liquid MD Jason Mackenzie.
Full Fat to launch new Boxpark
Full Fat has been appointed to develop the launch campaign for Boxpark Croydon. The brand's new food and drink-focused location is due to officially open late next month. Full Fat has also worked with Russian Standard Vodka, Visit Sweden, Truck Festival and Liverpool International Music Festival. The original Boxpark opened in Shoreditch in 2011.
Powerscourt helps Nets IPO
Powerscourt is acting on the float of Nets, a provider of online payment services, on Nasdaq Stockholm. The agency, which began work in February, said it was due to be the second biggest IPO in Europe this year. The Danish company had revenues of more than £400m in the first half of 2016.
SO What launches patient engagement arm
SO What Global, the London PR group that recently launched SO Healthy after the acquisition of Iris Life, has launched SO Patient, a patient engagement practice. It is being launched as a joint venture with Kathy Redmond, an expert in patient inclusivity, run by her and SO What director Moira Gitsham. It will offer patient group relations, patient journey insights and other services.
Fourth Day wins SCM
London's Fourth Day has been appointed to manage the PR programme for SCM World, a membership-based group which advises and encourages ethical and open supply chains. The account covers both the US and the UK.