The Week

- Glasgow 2014, the organising company for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, has appointed a communications director. Gordon Arthur was formerly corporate affairs director at Standard Life and has run his own consultancy since 2006.

- Gordon Brown has hired a new speechwriter to replace Beth Russell, who quit in June. Tim Kiddell has taken up the post from his role leading the cross-government delivery unit for the Health, Work and Wellbeing Strategy.

- Edencancan has been hired to promote a website backed by Bebo founder Michael Birch. Wordia.com aims to become the world's largest free dictionary, and EdenCancan will handle the website's strategic comms activity.

- Redleaf Communications has bolstered its restaurant portfolio with its latest appointment to handle PR for Italy's largest pizza company, Rossopomodoro.

- Capita Group has taken on Ridgemount PR to handle the consumer launch of a new gas safety brand.

- Frank PR has won a brief with BBC Worldwide to develop a campaign for The Tweenies to celebrate its tenth anniversary next year.

- Student accommodation firm Unite has appointed Consolidated PR to handle its consumer PR.

- EMI has awarded Hudson PR a brief to promote its NOW 25 Years CD.

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