The Public Sector Week

The Big Cat Group has been awarded the PR contract to support Birmingham City Council's Working Neighbourhoods Fund, promoting the success of the SMEs that have benefited from the funding. The Working Neighbourhoods Fund has secured a total of £31m to help new and struggling businesses.

Birmingham: PR brief
Birmingham: PR brief

Northamptonshire County Council head of comms Faye Scadden writes this week's column on behalf of the CIPR local public services group. Scadden opines about how to manage comms when setting council tax. To read it, go to

Gardiner Richardson has been chosen by English Heritage for a year-long contract to deliver PR for the North East and Cumbria.

Forster has made two senior hires. Sally Robson joins as client services director within the creative team from Further (formerly Fishburn Hedges Design) and Kate Levine joins as senior PR consultant from her role as director of corporate at Cohn & Wolfe.

Wakefield Council is using a 'Litter Twitter' to highlight the cost of littering, keep people updated about how the district is cleaned and show how much litter is collected from certain areas. Anyone with a Twitter account can follow 'welovewakefield' and all litter tweets will be tagged with #littertwitter.

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