Movers & Shakers: Cancer Research UK, Milk & Honey, GVC, Cicero/AMO, Borkowski, Captivate

PRWeek's weekly roundup of industry hires, departures and promotions.

Cancer Research UK comms chief secures new role

Sarah Woolnough, executive director of policy and information at CRUK, is leaving the charity after 15 years to become chief executive of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation partnership. Click here to read more.

Stir PR and Seen owner names new MD

Andrew Southcott has been promoted to managing director of Captivate Group, the owner of agencies including Stir PR, Seen Connects, Seen Displays, Seen Presents, Communicator London and Missouri Creative. He takes over from Chloe Ellis, who has stepped down from her role as chief executive. Southcott said: “The group is well set up for the current market conditions; the agencies benefit from acting individually as specialists, but also with the ability to provide connected communication solutions when working cross-agency. I will be continuing Captivate’s heritage of finding and investing in new talent and building a new agency around them. We already have a plan for our next expansions, both geographically and in consumer touchpoint.”

Ladbrokes owner hires ex-Weber corporate MD

GVC Holdings, the FTSE 100-listed sports-betting and gaming group that owns Ladbrokes and Foxy Bingo, has appointed former Weber Shandwick corporate managing director Tessa Curtis to the new role of head of media relations. Click here to read more.

Milk & Honey names first partner for strategy and purpose role

Milk & Honey PR has hired its first UK partner, alongside a trio of other appointments. Click here to read more.

Borkowski makes senior hires

The eponymous agency of PR veteran Mark Borkowski has hired its first head of corporate, and named its first head of strategy and planning, following a series of business wins. Click here to read more.

Former FSB comms chief joins Cicero/AMO

Former Federation of Small Businesses comms director Louise Stewart joins Cicero/AMO next month as senior counsel for its corporate communications business. The former BBC political news correspondent discusses her experience of finding work after losing her FSB role during the pandemic in a feature for PRWeek – click here to read it.


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