Public sector news in brief

MANCHESTER: Roland Dransfield PR and design and new media consultancy Forepoint have been chosen to promote the 2005 launch of One Central Park, an education centre in east Manchester, following a six-way pitch. The brief is to develop a brand identity, implement a marcomms strategy and media relations programme. One Central Park is a joint venture between Manchester College of Arts and Technology (MANCAT) and Manchester Science Park.

APPOINTMENT: Public sector specialist The Forster Company has appointed Lisa Mangan as communications consultant, a newly created senior role. Mangan will work across accounts including the promotion of the Sexual Offences Act for the Home Office, and the youth activities programme Positive Futures, a national campaign for the YWCA. Since 2002 Mangan has worked as a freelance consultant for clients including the Cabinet Office and Fishburn Hedges.

EVENT: The Action with Communities in Rural England, a body that promotes rural interests, has announced that its major annual The Rural Life Conference, this year entitled There is a Rural Future, Best Value Solutions for Local Communities, will take place on 15-16 July at the Harper Adams University College in Telford, Shropshire.

CAMPAIGN: VisitLondon has introduced regionalised websites across the US as part of a £5m campaign to lure Americans who have avoided the capital in the wake of 9/11. Other promotional activities include radio and press advertising as well as online advertising and competitions.

NORFOLK: Norfolk County Council’s trading standards department has teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as part of a campaign to warn the public, especially children, about the dangers of using inflatable toys at the seaside, which account for about 650 rescues a year nationwide.

STUDENT PRIZES: The Cardiff School of Journalism has awarded its Golly Slater PR-sponsored Student of the Year prize to Tom McGarry. The school’s IPR Wales-sponsored Tim Evans Memorial Award went to Emily Shelton. Both students completed the postgraduate diploma in public and media relations.

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