The UK Border Agency is currently undertaking reviews of both its stakeholder engagement activity and regional communications activity and is seeking comments from stakeholders and communications professionals. The review is being overseen by director of comms Rob Yeldham.
Portsmouth City Primary Care Trust (PCT) is launching a campaign to raise awareness of sexually transmitted infections. The campaign, called 'Something for the Weekend', aims to encourage condom use and measure awareness of the PCT's contraception and screening services. The PCT will be asking men and women to reveal their bedroom behaviour to find out what risks are taken and why people don't always choose safe sex. The PCT has commissioned events company Avantii to run the activities.
The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) has appointed BIG Partnership to handle its PR activity until March 2010. BIG will work to raise awareness of SCHWL and encourage more employers to engage with its services.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has appointed David Reid as head of marketing and communications. He joins from Deafness Research UK, where he was head of comms. Reid will work to raise awareness of the research funded by EPSRC into major social issues such as healthcare and energy.
The Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) has announced the finalists in the 2008 AMEC Communication Effectiveness Awards. Finalists include Metrica for its work for the London Development Agency and TNS Media Intelligence for English Partnerships.
The London Borough of Hillingdon has hired Charlotte Stamper as a PR officer. Stamper comes to Hillingdon from Bracknell Forest Council in Berkshire.