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  • Comms director for BAE Systems

    Thursday, 19 December 2013


    BAE Systems has appointed Claire Divver as group communications director. She will join the group early in the new year and will be a member of the BAE Systems Exe...

  • Director of global comms for N Brown Group

    Thursday, 12 December 2013


    N Brown Group, the online, catalogue and stores retailer has announced the appointment of Ed Watson as director of global communications. The role is the first maj...

  • New global comms head for Man

    Thursday, 12 December 2013


    The listed investment management company Man Group has appointed Rosanna Konarzewski as its new Director of Communications. Man Group is one of the world's lar...

  • Andrew Turpin to join Iberdrola

    Thursday, 5 December 2013


    Iberdrola has appointed Andrew Turpin as head of media relations with responsibility for strengthening the company's relationships with financial and corporate internatio...

  • Andy Achimu joins BNP Paribas CIB

    Wednesday, 27 November 2013


    Paribas’ UK Brand & Communications team has appointed Andy Achimu as a media relations manager. He joins from BNP Paribas Securities Services, w...

  • blur Group appoints head of public relations

    Wednesday, 20 November 2013


    Lucy Davies has joined blur Group, the online global services exchange platform, as head of PR. Lucy’s 15 year career includes in-house experience at Experia...

  • NAPF appoints new head of media and PR

    Monday, 18 November 2013


    The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has appointed Lucy Grubb to lead its media and PR activity. Lucy has worked at the Chartered Insurance Institute a...

  • Vanguard hires Caroline Hancock

    Thursday, 14 November 2013


    Caroline Hancock has joined Vanguard Asset Management as head of PR for Europe, with responsibility for all of the company’s communications across Continental Europe.&n...

  • LSE names press head

    Wednesday, 13 November 2013


    The London School of Economics has promoted Daniel O’Connor to head of press and information. Daniel has been working in the LSE press office since January 2...

  • Speechwriter salary survey - 2013 results

    Tuesday, 12 November 2013


    In the first salary survey of its kind, specialist communications recruiter, Birchwood Knight, invited speechwriters from across the spectrum - from those writing for royalty...

  • What makes a speech great?

    Friday, 8 November 2013


    The essence of a great speech is surprisingly hard to pin down, not least because it’s almost impossible to get agreement on which speeches are great in the first place...

  • Barnett Waddingham appoints Andrew Adam

    Wednesday, 6 November 2013


    The UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services, Barnett Waddingham, has appointed Andrew Adam to the newly created position...

  • How to structure a speech

    Tuesday, 5 November 2013


    Presidents, chief executive officers and chairmen may find it straightforward enough to direct major corporations, but put them in front of an audience and their aplomb often...

  • SEGRO creates comms role

    Monday, 4 November 2013


    SEGRO, Europe's leading owner-manager and developer of industrial property, has brought in Knight Frank's Nick Hughes to the newly created role of director of marketi...

  • F&C Investments appoints new director of communications

    Thursday, 24 October 2013


    Richard Janes has joined F&C Investments in a new permanent role as director of communications. Richard joins from M&G Investments where he had been for th...

  • Mothercare appoints new group director of corporate communications

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013


    Anna Harland Martin has been appointed as Mothercare's group director of corporate communications, reporting to Simon Calver, CEO of Mothercare. Anna will have...

  • We are recruiting

    Friday, 18 October 2013


    Birchwood Knight is a specialist recruitment business focused on helping organisations from banks to retailers and engineering firms to consumer goods companies find the best...

  • Communications recruitment market update

    Thursday, 17 October 2013


    Demand for staff in marketing, media, PR and comms is surging. This is good news for specialist recruiters. However, the challenge is to encourage more employers in the secto...

  • Kate James joins Pearson as chief corporate affairs officer

    Monday, 14 October 2013


    Pearson has appointed Kate James, the former chief communications officer of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as chief corporate affairs officer and a member of the P...

  • Barclays hires Andrea Coleman for IB team

    Monday, 14 October 2013


    Andrea Coleman has joined the corporate communications team of Barclay's investment bank as a vice president. She joins Barclays from Maitland and will be resp...

  • Towergate creates group communications director role

    Tuesday, 8 October 2013


    Towergate Insurance has appointed Matthew Dransfield to the newly created role of group communications director, reporting to Lindsay Forster, group marketing director. ...

  • The biggest challenge In public affairs

    Monday, 7 October 2013


    Public affairs campaigns often face a number of significant challenges. From identifying the right people to engage with, through to ensuring that a workable and feasible sol...

  • Jayne Adair joins AXA Investment Managers

    Monday, 7 October 2013


    AXA Investment Managers has appointed Jayne Adair as UK Media Relations Manager. In her new role Jayne reports to Amy Butler, Global Head of Media Relations. ...

  • Paddy Power appoints head of external affairs

    Monday, 30 September 2013


    Adam Smith, a former Special Adviser at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has joined Paddy Power's corporate affairs team as head of external affairs. ...

  • Richard Wray to join Rolls-Royce

    Thursday, 26 September 2013


    Vodafone UK's Richard Wray is set to join Rolls-Royce as director of external affairs at the end of the year. Richard is currently head of external comms at Vo...

  • Blackstone hires Andrew Dowler

    Thursday, 26 September 2013


    Andrew Dowler has joined Blackstone, the global investment and advisory firm, as managing director of public affairs. Based in London, Andrew will oversee all Euro...

  • Allianz Global Investors appoints Thomson Reuters journalist

    Wednesday, 25 September 2013


    Victoria Howley has joined Allianz Global Investors as communications operations manager as the investment manager seeks to increase its media engagement and profile. ...

  • Gumtree appoints UK PR manager

    Wednesday, 18 September 2013


    Gumtree.com has appointed GS1 UK’s Titus Thomson as UK PR manager as the classifieds platform aims to become a top 10 website in the UK. Titus will lead stra...

  • BBC hires John Shield as Director of Communications

    Monday, 16 September 2013


    John Shield has joined the BBC as Director of Communications, reporting to James Purnell, Director of Strategy and Digital, where he will be responsible for devising and impl...

  • Sally Eden joins New West End Company

    Friday, 13 September 2013


    New West End Company, responsible for the promotion and management of Bond, Oxford and Regent Streets, has brought in former BBC presenter Sally Eden as head of comms. ...

  • Jefferies International appoints head of EMEA communications

    Wednesday, 11 September 2013


    Sara-Louise Boyes has been appointed as head of EMEA communications at Jefferies International, with responsibility for marketing and communications across the region. ...

  • AFME appoints new director of external relations

    Wednesday, 11 September 2013


    The Association for Financial Markets in Europe has appointed experienced financial communications consultant David Waller as director of external relations. He jo...

  • Nicolette Botbol joins press team at State Street

    Wednesday, 4 September 2013


    Nicolette Botbol has joined State Street Corporation as PR Manager covering for Noreen Shah whilst she is on maternity leave. Previously, Nicolette worked as PR Ma...

  • New head of EMEA for Fitch

    Wednesday, 14 August 2013


    Rebecca O'Neill has joined the Fitch Group as head of communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She was most recently EMEA communications director for...

  • New comms head for 2 Sisters

    Tuesday, 6 August 2013


    2 Sisters Food Group, owner of brands including Fox's Biscuits and Goodfellas Pizza, has brought in Nick Murray as head of comms. Nick has been handed a full c...

  • Anji Hunter joins Edelman

    Thursday, 25 July 2013


    Tony Blair's former government relations chief, Anji Hunter, is joining Edelman as a senior advisor. Anji, who joins in October, will work with Edelman's U...

  • Charlotte Lambkin to succeed Ian Wright at Diageo

    Wednesday, 17 July 2013


    Ian Wright, Diageo's corporate relations director since 2004, is to be succeeded by Charlotte Lambkin, currently group communications director of BAE Systems plc. ...

  • Ruth Brown joins Mambu

    Tuesday, 16 July 2013


    Micro finance technology specialist Mambu has hired Ruth Brown as head of global PR and communications. Ruth who was most recently director of communications for S...

  • James Igoe becomes head of media relations at Deloitte

    Monday, 15 July 2013


    Deloitte has appointed James Igoe as head of media relations, reporting to the firm’s head of communications, Thomas Coops. James has been with Deloitte for ...

  • Tom Allchorne to head BVCA comms

    Thursday, 11 July 2013


    The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has promoted Tom Allchorne to Director of Communications.He reports to Director General Tim Hames and in his new ro...

  • New comms head for Penguin Random House

    Thursday, 11 July 2013


    Maureen Corish has been appointed group comms director UK and International for the newly merged Penguin Random House. Maureen was previously group comms director ...

  • Mandy Rayment becomes head of comms for Aegis Media UK

    Tuesday, 9 July 2013


    Aegis Media has appointed Mandy Rayment as head of communications for the UK, to lead the group’s external and internal communications across its UK businesses. ...

  • Michael Henman joins Markel

    Thursday, 4 July 2013


    Insurance company Markel International has appointed Michael Henman as director of communications. In his new role he has responsibility for marketing and communic...

  • Andrew Hanson joins Victrex

    Wednesday, 3 July 2013


    Andrew joins from Fox’s Biscuits maker 2 Sisters Food Group, the UK’s second largest food producer, where he was group head of communications. 2 Sisters supplies ...

  • Rob Forbes joins London School of Business & Finance

    Tuesday, 2 July 2013


    The London School of Business & Finance has appointed experienced consultant Rob Forbes as head of commuications and PR. Rob will be responsible for PR, Digita...

  • Rob Forbes joins London School of Business & Finance

    Tuesday, 2 July 2013


    The London School of Business & Finance has appointed experienced consultant Rob Forbes as head of commuications and PR. Rob will be responsible for PR, Digita...

  • Carlsberg reshapes PR team

    Thursday, 20 June 2013


    Carlsberg UK has appointed Andrew Roache as its new external communications manager, with responsibility for all corporate communications, corporate sponsorships and events....

  • Paul Mylrea to join Cambridge University

    Wednesday, 19 June 2013


    The BBC's Paul Mylrea is set to join the University of Cambridge as director of communications in early autumn. Paul, who is currently director of public affai...

  • Seafish appoints Rob Bruce

    Tuesday, 18 June 2013


    Seafish, the body founded in 1981 to support all sectors of the seafood industry, has appointed Rob Bruce to the role of corporate relations director. Joining on t...

  • ABPI promotes Catherine Meaden

    Monday, 17 June 2013


    Catherine Meaden has been appointed Director of Communications at the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries. In her new role, Catherine will lead the co...

  • Lee Brooke takes on new EMEA comms role at PayPal

    Monday, 17 June 2013


    Lee Brooke has joined PayPal as the payment company’s first EMEA senior director of communications. Lee joins from Nokia where he had been director, communicati...

  • Andrew Newsham joins White & Case

    Thursday, 13 June 2013


    White & Case has appointed Andrew Newsham to the role of EMEA media relations manager, with the focus to further develop White & Case's profile across a broad spe...

  • Five ways to build a career in public affairs

    Tuesday, 11 June 2013


    Starting out in public affairs can be daunting.  Many of those in senior positions seem to be ultra confident and have a string of business and political contacts. ...

  • Nina Arnott joins Post Office

    Thursday, 6 June 2013


    Nina Arnott has joined the Post Office as head of PR as the organisation modernises and positions itself as a multi-channel retailer. Nina joins after spending the...

  • Alex Clelland joins Macquarie

    Wednesday, 5 June 2013


    Macquarie has appointed Alex Clelland as its new head of corporate communications in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Alex has more than 15 years’ ...

  • RBS hires Chris Turner

    Monday, 3 June 2013


    Chris Turner has started as head of retail and corporate media relations for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. For the past five years Chris worked in the Prime Mi...

  • IMA appoints director of communications

    Thursday, 30 May 2013


    The Investment Management Association (IMA) has announced the appointment of Annette Spencer as director of communications. Annette will be joining the trade body ...

  • ICSA hires Claire Newell

    Wednesday, 22 May 2013


    The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) has appointed Claire Newell as media relations manager, based in London, with responsibility for providing st...

  • We are recruiting

    Monday, 20 May 2013


    Birchwood Knight are a specialist recruitment business focused on helping organisations from investment banks to high profile consumer brands find the best corporate communic...

  • Camelot appoints Glenn Manoff

    Thursday, 16 May 2013


    Glenn Manoff will join Camelot as group director of corporate affairs from the 1st of September, reporting directly to chief executive Dianne Thompson. Joining fro...

  • Camelot appoints Glenn Manoff

    Thursday, 16 May 2013


    Glenn Manoff will join Camelot as group director of corporate affairs from the 1st of September, reporting directly to chief executive Dianne Thompson. Joining fro...

  • How corporate communications support diplomacy

    Tuesday, 30 April 2013


    Raluca Bragarea works for the Foreign Office. You can follower her on Twitter @rbragarea, connect on LinkedIn or r...

  • Carolyn Esser joins Bill Gates Foundation

    Monday, 29 April 2013


    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has brought in CGI's Carolyn Esser as its senior comms officer for Europe. Carolyn, who starts her new role today, has be...

  • PIMCO Europe appoints Jennifer Spivey

    Thursday, 25 April 2013


    Jennifer Spivey has joined PIMCO Europe, the global investment manager, as a media relations manager for EMEA to oversee press in PIMCO’s UK, France, Benelux and Iberia...

  • Legal Business city editor joins RPC

    Monday, 22 April 2013


    Emma Sadowski has joined the marketing and communications team at City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. She joins in the newly created role of Marketing and C...

  • New comms lead at Clarence House

    Monday, 22 April 2013


    Sony Europe's Sally Osman has been named comms secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Sally, who starts in June, was previously dire...

  • Carolyn Monchouguy joins AJ Gallagher

    Monday, 15 April 2013


    International insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher has appointed Carolyn Monchouguy as media relations manager in the firm's marketing and communications division. ...

  • Simon Redfern to join Starbucks

    Thursday, 21 March 2013


    Starbucks has appointed Simon Redfern as director of UK corporate affairs. Simon will report to Kris Engskov, managing director of Starbucks UK and joins from Page...

  • Jamie Harley joins PwC

    Wednesday, 20 March 2013


    Professional services firm PwC has hired financial public relations consultant Jamie Harley as head of media relations, reporting to the firm's UK head of communications ...

  • New head of comms at Apax

    Tuesday, 19 March 2013


    Sarah Rajani has been appointed head of communications at the global private equity house Apax Partners on an interim basis. Sarah is responsible for Apax’s ...

  • Mizuho appoints Ben Harding

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013


    Ben Harding has joined the Japanese bank Mizuho International as its first communications director. Ben joins from the global private equity house Apax Partners wh...

  • Peter Timberlake joins FRC

    Monday, 11 March 2013


    The UK’s independent regulator responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting, The Financial Reporting Council, has appointed Peter Timberlak...

  • CIPR chief executive to step down

    Thursday, 28 February 2013


    The Chartered Institute of Public Relations chief executive, Jane Wilson, has confirmed her intention to step down in September 2013. As chief executive, Jane led ...

  • Julian Eccles to join Millicom

    Thursday, 28 February 2013


    Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company, has appointed Julian Eccles as VP for corporate communications. Joining in March, Julian has prev...

  • New PR manager at Metro Bank

    Wednesday, 27 February 2013


    Metro Bank has brought in Launch PR's Rachel Cohen as PR manager. Rachel will be responsible for building media relationships for the bank and driving awarenes...

  • Sarah Swailes joins Aviva

    Tuesday, 19 February 2013


    Aviva has appointed Sarah Swailes as a senior manager for financial media relations to manage Aviva's relationship with City journalists and provide external communicatio...

  • Nick Boakes joins Provident Financial

    Monday, 18 February 2013


    Provident Financial has appointed Nick Boakes as director of corporate affairs, reporting to chief executive Peter Crook. An experienced corporate affairs professi...

  • Salary Survey

    Monday, 11 February 2013


    Salary Survey, read more via Storify.   ...

  • Alex Jones joins Zurich

    Monday, 11 February 2013


    Zurich's UK insurance business has appointed Alex Jones as a senior media relations manager. Alex has joined from Russell Investments where he spent 18 months ...

  • Ronit Wolfson starts at the FSA

    Monday, 11 February 2013


    Ronit Wolfson has joined the FSA’s press office this week, and from April will be part of the press team within the new Financial Conduct Authority. She will...

  • Melanie Shelley joins Hermes Fund Managers

    Wednesday, 6 February 2013


    Hermes has appointed communications consultant Melanie Shelley as an associate with responsibility for generating media coverage across wholesale and institutional markets....

  • BRC appoints new corporate affairs director

    Monday, 28 January 2013


    The British Retail Consortium has appointed Amanda Callaghan as its new corporate affairs director. With experience of leading public affairs and communications ac...

  • Ryanair chooses comms head

    Thursday, 24 January 2013


    Ryanair has promoted its comms manager, Robin Kiely, to the "worst job in PR", the low-cost airline's head of comms. He starts his new role on 1 Febr...

  • New PR head at Withers

    Thursday, 24 January 2013


    International law firm Withers has appointed legal communications specialist Duncan Miller as PR manager. Duncan joins from Morgan Lewis & Bockius and has work...

  • New comms head for Fitness First

    Thursday, 17 January 2013


    Fitness First has appointed ReputationInc's Mark Hutcheon as director of comms. Mark, who starts the international role in March, has been briefed to build a f...

  • Fran Edwards joins London First

    Tuesday, 15 January 2013


    London First, the business membership organisation for London, has appointed Fran Edwards as its new media relations manager. She joins from the London Organising ...

  • Marex Spectron appoints Richard Lindsay head of comms

    Thursday, 10 January 2013


    Richard Lindsay has joined Marex Spectron, the commodities and financial products broker, as global head of corporate communications. For most of 2012 he was inter...

  • John Lewis appoints Peter Cross to top comms role

    Tuesday, 8 January 2013


    Peter Cross has taken the top communications role at John Lewis and will join the retailer in June 2013, reporting directly to managing director Andy Street. He jo...

  • Trafigura recruits Andrew Gowers

    Tuesday, 8 January 2013


    Andrew Gowers is to join Trafigura Beheer BV as global head of corporate affairs in Geneva. Andrew, who is currently director of external relations at the Associat...

  • IHG hires Tom Curry for global comms role

    Monday, 7 January 2013


    Tom Curry is to join the InterContinental Hotels Group from Tesco Plc where he currently holds the role of group media relations director, having previously been UK communica...

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