The Week

- The Cabinet Office is understood to be close to appointing a successor to Howell James as permanent secretary for government comms. As PRWeek went to press, names understood to be in the frame included Matt Tee, Sian Jarvis and Lucian Hudson.

- MCG PR and the Environment Agency won the team awards at the CIPR's Yorks & Lincs Pride Awards last night. A review of the winners and the Midlands Pride Awards is on page 32.

- Ebookers, the online travel agency, has appointed The Red Consultancy to handle its UK PR on a retained basis.

- GolinHarris has promoted its two co-managing directors of the London office, Jonathan Hughes and Matt Neale, to managing directors for Europe.

- YouGov has turned to Fourth Day to co-ordinate its PR activities following a competitive pitch process.

- Media Square has reported its half-yearly results, which saw revenue drop by three per cent but headline operating profit climb by 186 per cent to £2m.

- Urban Golf, the simulated golf firm, has handed The Outside Organisation a retained account to promote its services to women.

- Neal's Yard Remedies has appointed the Communications Store to handle its consumer and trade PR.

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