The Week in Lobbying

Quintus Public Affairs has landed a retainer with the British Society of Gastroenterologists, which has more than 3,000 members including physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses and dietitians. The agency won a three-way pitch to provide public affairs and media relations support.

The RSPB's top lobbyist Sally Webber has been appointed as a special adviser to environment minister Phil Woolas, starting in September. The RSBC is yet to appoint a head of government affairs.

BAE Systems has promoted Bob Keen to director of government relations. Keen previously worked in business development. He replaces Julian Scopes, who has taken a business development role at BAE systems.

Lexington Communications has hired a new senior consultant. Craig Jones makes the switch from charity 4Children.

ConservativeHome, the Conservative grassroots website, has appointed The Daily Telegraph's Jonathan Isaby as co-editor. Isaby is editor of the paper's Three Line Whip column. He will replace Samuel Coates, who was recently appointed as a speechwriter to David Cameron.

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