September 22nd 2021
PRWeek UK Public Sector Briefing 2021
Today in your exclusive briefing...

The director of comms at the Home Office has been appointed as the Government Communication Service’s first ever chief executive.

The newly created role will see the post-holder - featured earlier this year in our list of the most senior public sector comms professionals – replace Alex Aiken in his former leadership of the GCS and implement measures to reform the service.

Meanwhile, the GCS has announced the agencies on its £500m campaigns roster and, separately, those on its ‘comms marketplace’, where its ambition to attracts more agencies from the home nations has so far failed to materialise.

And our commentator this week - from our ongoing ‘diary of a volunteer RNLI press officer’ - recounts how a sunk fishing vessel brought home the sharp end of comms for her.

Enjoy this week’s bulletin     

Ian Griggs, editor, Public Sector Comms Bulletin

 This week...
Govt names Simon Baugh as new Government Communications Service boss
Revealed: Government announces dozen agencies on £500m campaigns roster
Diary of a volunteer RNLI Press Officer: Sunk trawler brought home the sharp end of comms
Partial success for GCS attempt to diversify agency base in £260m comms marketplace
PHE celebrates decade of kicking the habit with Stoptober campaign
Public sector briefs: LFB’s interim comms chief, NHS sexual consent project, CMA’s Green Claims Code
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