Milner will be working on clients including the Energy Retail Association’s (ERA) Home Heat Helpline, an account Four recently won after a five-way pitch out of nine-month incumbent Good Relations (PRWeek, 1 September 2006). Four is promoting the Home Heat Helpline in England and Wales but ERA will use The Big Partnership to handle activity in Scotland.
Milner spent three and a half years working for the Labour Party, with responsibility for events such as its annual gala dinner and for securing celebrity endorsement around the 2005 general election.
His other corporate and public affairs clients at Four will include Barclaycard Business, UK payments association APACS and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The Labour Party said it was unable to comment on whether Milner had been replaced.