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Liz Lynch

Apella Advisors appoints two partners

Strategic comms consultancy Apella Advisors has recruited Liz Lynch from TSB Bank, as well as promoting Sam Bevans, who joined Apella as a director in 2021, to partner.

Steve Atkins

Chelsea FC’s director of comms departs for F1

Chelsea Football Club’s long-serving director of communications and public affairs is leaving the club to take up the role of chief communications officer at McLaren Racing in December.

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Half of PR pros suffered ‘severe’ stress, anxiety or burnout last year

New research has found that half of people working in PR, marketing and comms reported experiencing severe stress, anxiety or burnout on several occasions over the past 12 months.

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PRWeek UK pay gap table: gender

What progress have PR agencies made in closing their gender pay gaps in the past year?

Pay Gaps Project 2022: PR’s D&I progress in the spotlight

The Pay Gaps Project from PRWeek and People Like Us is back. What do the findings tell us about the industry’s commitment to diversity this year?

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King Charles III puts comms team on notice of redundancy

King Charles III has given his entire Clarence House staff notice of their redundancy, including his comms team, according to reports in The Guardian.

Tim Bell

Lord Bell was my mentor

My first job was with Tim Bell, in the Lowe Bell era of the early 90s. The structure then was about eight senior consultants, who either had a Bentley or a Jag. They represented the very sharp end of political and other communications clients, international clients and governments.

Mandy Sharp

Quiet quitting? I loudly disagree

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I don’t get the ‘quiet quitting’ thing.

James Henderson

Bell Pottinger: Where are they now…

What’s happened to some of the key players in the Bell Pottinger affair?

Among the mentors (clockwise from top left): Effie Kanyua, Ginny Paton, Priya Brahmbhatt-Patel and Mandy Sharp

Women in PR/PRWeek Mentoring Programme – match-ups revealed

Match-ups for the 2022/2023 Mentoring Programme from Women in PR (WiPR) and PRWeek UK have been revealed, with 20 talented female PR professionals set to gain valuable experience from industry-leading mentors.