News in Brief: 22 June

A brief look at some of this week's leading PR stories

CONSUMER  Motorsport Development UK is on the hunt for an agency to promote energy-efficient motor racing in the UK and abroad. The DTI-funded body wants to encourage the motorsport industry to use green- friendly fuels and technologies.

AGENCY  Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster has promoted client services director Holly Ward (née Barron) to joint MD to replace Jonathan Sanchez. The latter is to become chief comms officer for Euro RSCG Worldwide.

TECH  Former Text 100 V-P of business development Andy West has joined internet start-up as sales and marketing director. West, who was made redundant by Text after 14 years (PRWeek, 5 May), is one of four partners running the portal, due to launch in October.

CORPORATE  Cohn & Wolfe has bolstered its corporate affairs team with a brace of associate director appointments. James Ruane joins from Lexis PR and Rosalie Hunt from Hill & Knowlton. Corporate associate director Lee Murgatroyd has been promoted to the board of directors.

CONSUMER  Events company Loud 'n' Proud is using The PRactice to promote the inaugural AfricaJam Fest in Jamaica this November. The five-day cultural event is designed to foster business links between Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, and will feature a live show from Damian Marley.

CORPORATE  Business training programme firm Video Arts, which was formed by TV professionals including John Cleese and Yes Minister writer Tony Jay in 1972, has hired Westgate Communications. The agency replaces GCI.

CIPR  The CIPR's Science, Engineering & Technology and Yorkshire & Lincolnshire groups each received a Group of the Year Award at an AGM on 20 June. The awards recognise work in raising industry standards.

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