Irvine succeeds Sansom at MHP brand helm
Gemma Irvine (above) has been promoted to the role of head of brand at MHP, succeeding Rachael Sansom, who left in the Autumn. Both had joined the firm's predecessor Mandate in 2008, and in recent years have scored a notable success with the lauded Missing Type campaign for NHS Blood and Transplant. It is the latest change under new MHP CEO Alex Bigg and his deputy, fellow Edelman veteran Nick Barron.
Beattie bags Bull
Beattie has appointed Luke Bull as head of its Midlands operation. He was formerly b2b director at WPR, and will be based in Birmingham.
Chenot appoints PRCO
PRCO UK has been hired as the UK PR representative for Chenot Group, a wellness company based in Switzerland. Its founder Henri Chenot set up its first ChenotWellness Centre at Cannes Polyclinic in 1974. The group also has skincare and herbal tea brands.
Seymour hired for engineering skills programme
Facilities management services provider ABM UK has appointed Seymour PR to design and deliver a campaign aimed at attacting new talent to the industry, plugging the UK’s growing skills gap in facilities management and engineering. ABM's Junior Engineering Engagement Programme will launch next year, after a major new engineering skills push from the Department for Education launched last month.
Stand Agency appoints
Nick Osborne has joined Stand Agency as associate director. He was previously head of corporate and social change at Australia's Keep Left PR and has previously worked for M&C Saatchi PR and Instinctif.