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British Chambers of Commerce brings in joint campaigns directors on job share

British Chambers of Commerce brings in joint campaigns directors on job share

Business network the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is taking on two co-executive director of policy and campaigns, with both joining from the same charity.

Former PR lead for Branson and London's Olympic Park named new LTA comms chief

Former PR lead for Branson and London's Olympic Park named new LTA comms chief

UK tennis governing body the Lawn Tennis Association has hired Victoria O'Byrne as its new comms director.

Ofcom calls for Facebook and Google to be independently regulated over fake news

Ofcom calls for Facebook and Google to be independently regulated over fake news

Facebook and Google should be subject to independent regulation to tackle the spread of misleading information online, the head of the UK's communications regulator has argued.

Olson Engage ends relationship with Papa John's over founder's comments

Olson Engage ends relationship with Papa John's over founder's comments

A representative from the agency said Olson had recurring differences with founder John Schnatter, who resigned as the company's chairman on Wednesday after his use of the n-word on a conference call became public.

Julian Assange takes on ex-Labour MP and PR man Richard Hillgrove to seek 'political solution' to extradition impasse

Julian Assange takes on ex-Labour MP and PR man Richard Hillgrove to seek 'political solution' to extradition impasse

Julian Assange has taken on a new team to provide PR, parliamentary engagement and other services, as he attempts to secure a way for him to end his stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

From PR pro to working mum: reflections on the maternity leave experience

From PR pro to working mum: reflections on the maternity leave experience

Holly Pither, associate director at Bottle and new mother, has spoken to PRWeek about her experience of maternity leave, returning to her agency early and what the industry should be doing to support women.

PayPal's Pablo Rodriguez to join JP Morgan Chase

PayPal's Pablo Rodriguez to join JP Morgan Chase

Rodriguez oversaw comms for consumer brands within the PayPal portfolio, including Venmo and Xoom.

In brief: Threepipe gets Hotwire HR lead, hires at FTI, TVC and 72Point, Great Lakes account extension

In brief: Threepipe gets Hotwire HR lead, hires at FTI, TVC and 72Point, Great Lakes account extension

Threepipe gets Hotwire HR lead, Energy recruit at FTI, TVC brings in client director, and more from PRWeek UK.

Waze staffs up marcomms teams after Mossler exit

Waze staffs up marcomms teams after Mossler exit

The Google-owned brand is planning to hire heads of global comms and brand marketing.

Ex-BBC journalist and Buckingham Palace PR to lead Oxfam GB comms

Ex-BBC journalist and Buckingham Palace PR to lead Oxfam GB comms

Oxfam GB has hired Steve Kingstone as its comms director, starting in the Autumn.

Long-time Nationwide external affairs head joins challenger bank

Long-time Nationwide external affairs head joins challenger bank

Challenger bank Aldermore has appointed Alan Oliver (pictured) as its new head of external comms.

Newington and CBI veteran joins business group ahead of Brexit and Crossrail push

Newington and CBI veteran joins business group ahead of Brexit and Crossrail push

Muniya Barua has been made London First's first director of corporate affairs, with other comms figures in the business group given promotions.

In brief: Tfl arrival at Interel, Inbetweeners' Simon makes agency 'friend', Ready10 signs up Kanu, Big hire

In brief: Tfl arrival at Interel, Inbetweeners' Simon makes agency 'friend', Ready10 signs up Kanu, Big hire

Tfl arrival at Interel, Inbetweeners' Simon makes agency 'friend', Ready10 signs up Kanu, Content hire at Big and more from PRWeek UK.

29 PR pros who have gone places since being in the PRWeek 30 Under 30

29 PR pros who have gone places since being in the PRWeek 30 Under 30

The PRWeek 30 Under 30 has been highlighting the industry's stars of the future since 2006. Now it's the future - so what have the previous entrants been up to?

SEC creates chief sales officer role to improve group visibility and connectivity

SEC creates chief sales officer role to improve group visibility and connectivity

Tom Parker, CEO of Brussels agency Cambre Associates, has been promoted to the newly created role of chief sales officer at its Milan-headquartered parent company SEC.

In brief: New director at Brunswick, WRAS taps Havas PR, Four's property recruit, wins for Launch and Premier

In brief: New director at Brunswick, WRAS taps Havas PR, Four's property recruit, wins for Launch and Premier

New director at Brunswick, WRAS taps Havas PR, property specialist joins Four, Café Rouge orders Launch, and more from PRWeek UK

Opinion and features

'We're working with someone who knows PR very well' - inside Virgin Management's comms operation

'We're working with someone who knows PR very well' - inside Virgin Management's comms operation

The comms team at Virgin Management, the branding and licensing organisation for Sir Richard Branson's various business interests, spoke to PRWeek about Branson's influence on comms, prioritising quality over quantity and highlighting social issues.

PRWeek UK 30 Under 30 2018: Francesca Catling, British Airways

PRWeek UK 30 Under 30 2018: Francesca Catling, British Airways

PRWeek UK's 30 Under 30 list for 2018 features Francesca Catling, BA's 24-year-old senior comms executive.

PRWeek UK 30 Under 30 2018: Jessica Harriott-Kerr, The Telegraph

PRWeek UK 30 Under 30 2018: Jessica Harriott-Kerr, The Telegraph

PRWeek UK's 30 Under 30 list for 2018 features The Telegraph's 27-year-old PR manager (trade), Jessica Harriott-Kerr.

Top of the month: England and Southgate play a blinder in the press room

Top of the month: England and Southgate play a blinder in the press room

Thanks to show-stealing WAGs, a disgruntled John Terry in South Africa, Roy "I don't really know what I am doing here" Hodgson, Gazza's infamous dentist's chair and more, the terms 'England football team' and 'good PR' are rare bedfellows at major tournaments.

Is PR ready to share? The employee ownership alternative to the agency model

Is PR ready to share? The employee ownership alternative to the agency model

Despite having some flagship proponents (John Lewis have been flying the flag since 1929), employee ownership uptake has, generally, remained confined to a few core sectors - notably professional services.

Heathrow decision: For aviation communicators, the hard work is just beginning

Heathrow decision: For aviation communicators, the hard work is just beginning

It has become a truism that Heathrow expansion is a totemic issue around which campaigners on both sides of the argument have prosecuted their battle for public and political opinion over at least the last 20 years.

Helping PRs to PR: hiring a dedicated marketing resource makes perfect sense for agencies

Helping PRs to PR: hiring a dedicated marketing resource makes perfect sense for agencies

If anyone is going to be good at self-promotion, it's going to be a PR agency, right?

Brands must weigh their comms options as Trump's trade war heats up

Brands must weigh their comms options as Trump's trade war heats up

Are American products sold in Britain about to get more expensive? In response to President Trump's tariffs on European steel and aluminium, the EU has stated that it will place duties on €2.8bn worth of US goods from today.

Is it time to welcome AI in as a creative partner for PR?

Is it time to welcome AI in as a creative partner for PR?

If approached right, artificial intelligence could be the creative assistant you wish you always had.

The road to Cannes is paved with over-zealous attendance intentions

The road to Cannes is paved with over-zealous attendance intentions

I'm terrible with too much choice. My idea of hell is a menu with more than ten options on it.

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Recent City & corporate people moves

Thames Water taps up first comms director from Maitland

Thames Water taps up first comms director from Maitland

Thames Water has appointed Maitland partner Sundeep Tucker to the new position of director of communications.

In brief: Third City hires joint MDs, Next 15 buys industrial specialist, new wins for Kin and Anteater

In brief: Third City hires joint MDs, Next 15 buys industrial specialist, new wins for Kin and Anteater

Third City hires joint MDs, Next 15 acquires industrial specialist, Cherish heads to US, and more from PRWeek UK.

Finsbury names deputy CEO, head of operations

Finsbury names deputy CEO, head of operations

The appointments follow the exit of North America president Stephen Labaton.

Golin's Jon Hughes returns to UK in shakeup of co-CEO duties

Golin's Jon Hughes returns to UK in shakeup of co-CEO duties

Golin co-CEO Jon Hughes is returning to the UK after six years to take a new role overseeing offices across EMEA and Asia.

Ex-Walgreens Boots comms chief Romestan to lead global expansion at BBN network

Ex-Walgreens Boots comms chief Romestan to lead global expansion at BBN network

Former Walgreens Boots Alliance comms chief Yves Romestan is joining b2b marketing communications network group BBN in a new role focused on international expansion.

In brief: New comms lead at Boeing, 3MZ works out with Gymshark, 72Point hires, Toyota reappoints agency

In brief: New comms lead at Boeing, 3MZ works out with Gymshark, 72Point hires, Toyota reappoints agency

New comms lead at Boeing, 3MZ works out with Gymshark, 72Point and OnePoll make hires, Toyota reappoints agency, and more from PRWeek UK.

Number 10 comms veteran leaves Edelman Middle East for role with Princess Haya of Jordan

Number 10 comms veteran leaves Edelman Middle East for role with Princess Haya of Jordan

Former Number 10 comms strategist Robin Gordon-Farleigh has left Edelman in the Middle East to take a role advising Princess Haya of Jordan.