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AWARDS: Readers have just three days left to enter the 2003 PRWeek Awards – the deadline for entries is 7 July. Application forms can be downloaded from www.prweek. com/events/index.cfm? site=1.

PROPERTY: Architect firm FWP has appointed Weber Shandwick North’s property division to handle its PR. FWP, which has offices in Manchester, Preston Wigan, Leeds and London, specialises in architectural design, quantity surveying and structural engineering.

EMPLOYMENT: Boyden Interim Management has hired Iain Macauley to handle its PR in the UK and Europe. BIM was the subject of an MBO in April. Macauley is a former MD of Manchester-based Cicero Public Relations, but left in April to set up his own consultancy

FINANCIAL: Lighthouse Analyst Relations has hired Lore Ridings as associate director. She joins from Chime Communications, where she was managing partner for its analyst relations business.

MERGER: Cheltenham based Lindsay Mason Public Relations and Mark Symington Public Relations have merged to form Spa Public Relations. The newly created agency is five-strong and has clients that include direct marketing firm TDA and security company PW Allen.

HEALTHCARE: Eve Taylor Aromatherapy London has drafted in CCD Healthcare to handle consumer and trade PR. The agency, which kicks off its campaign later this month, handled a project to launch Eve Taylor Active Rub earlier this year.

TRADE ASSOCIATION: CCA, the trade body for the call centre industry, has hired Emmett & Smith to handle its PR. The agency will handle a national PR campaign that aims to promote work being done

by the CCA surrounding standards and training

in the sector.

HEALTHCARE: B. Braun Medical has hired HR Media to handle its PR. The Sheffield-based firm is part of the B Braun Group, which operates in 50 countries and employs around 26,000 people.

GOVERNMENT: It has emerged from Whitehall

that Labour Party PRO Steve Bates has joined the Department of Health as a special adviser to recently appointed secretary of state John Reid.

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