Public sector round-up

YORKSHIRE: Regeneration partnership Renaissance South Yorkshire has hired Camargue to handle its PR. The brief is to provide media relations on a local, national and global level and to target the financial and property sectors. Partnership members include regional development body Yorkshire Forward and Sheffield City Council.

ENVIRONMENT: London-based recycling charity BioRegional is targeting businesses in the capital for the launch this week of a campaign to promote its collection service. The service, called Laundry, was due to be launched at a media event at The Blink Gallery, Soho, on Thursday (24 July).

CHARITY: Macmillan Cancer Relief has unveiled a promotional bus to help campaign and fundraising efforts in the Glasgow area. If successful, similar buses may be introduced in other areas of the UK, according to charity director for Scotland Ian Gibson.

RELIGION: The Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues has hired Luther Pendragon to assist with comms. The agency is handling the recruitment and ongoing training of the Union’s first PR manager, due to start in September. A campaign to promote mixed marriages within the Jewish community is also set to launch this year.

CHARITY: The RSPCA is targeting tourists in a campaign calling for tougher laws covering the live transport of animals. The charity is asking holidaymakers to eat only locally produced meat. Countries being targeted are France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Ireland.

FUNDING BODY: The Economic and Social Research Council has recruited Astrid Wissenberg as its first director of comms and information. She joins in October from King’s College, London, where she is director of information, systems and services. The role was created following a recent review. Reporting to Wissenberg will be director of external relations Iain Stewart.

HOUSING: Burnley and Padiham Community Housing has hired Faith Creative to develop its brand. The agency will also assist in developing the body’s annual report.

CHARITY: The International League for the Protection of Horses has recruited Linda Hams as its director of fundraising and comms. Joining from the RSPB,

where she was head of funding development, Hams takes up the post next month and replaces Roly Owers.

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