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  • New joiner at Diabetes UK

    Friday, 19 December 2014


    Diabetes UK has appointed Cairin Conway as media manager. Cairin will help promote and manage the profile of Diabetes UK and raise awareness of the disease. She wi...

  • Barclaycard bolsters PR team with new hire

    Friday, 19 December 2014


    Consumer technology specialist, Chloe Wilkinson, has been appointed as PR Manager. Chloe joins Barclaycard after spending three years in Australia as an Account Di...

  • Senior hire for FTSE 250 Drax Group plc

    Thursday, 11 December 2014


    Andrew Brown has been appointed as Director of Communications for the electrical power generation company. He joins from global workplace provider Regus plc, where...

  • Candriam brings in Head of Corporate Comms

    Thursday, 4 December 2014


    Candriam Investors Group, the European multi-asset manager of around €70 billion, has selected Caroline A. Chartier as Head of Corporate Communications. Carol...

  • Five ways to prove you are ready for promotion in 2015

    Wednesday, 3 December 2014


    You may feel like you deserve to be promoted next year, but how do you demonstrate that you are really worthy of promotion, perhaps ahead of your peers? You may have the numb...

  • Aviva Investors brings in Global Head of Marketing and External Communications

    Thursday, 20 November 2014


    Aviva Investors, the global asset management arm of Aviva, has selected Isla Mackenzie as Global Head of Marketing and External Communications.  Based in Lond...

  • BNY Mellon Investment Management hires comms head

    Wednesday, 5 November 2014


    Asmita Kapadia has joined investment management giant BNY Mellon Investment Management as Head of Corporate Communications for EMEA. Asmita brings more than 18 yea...

  • Tilney Bestinvest bolsters communications team

    Friday, 24 October 2014


    Investment and financial planning firm Tilney Bestinvest has expanded its communications team with the appointment of Matt Gray as Associate, Communications. Repor...

  • Zurich bolsters press office with two hires

    Friday, 17 October 2014


    Andrew Lyons and Keith Lewis join Zurich Insurance media team. Global insurer Zurich has appointed Keith Lewis (right) and Andrew Lyons to their UK media relations...

  • Suzanne Hughes joins PZ Cussons

    Friday, 10 October 2014


    PZ Cussons, the consumer products group behind Imperial Leather and St Tropez, has appointed Suzanne Hughes as the new Group Communications & Stakeholder Manager. ...

  • New comms head for Canary Wharf

    Thursday, 2 October 2014


    Elizabeth Adams has joined Canary Wharf Group plc as Head of Corporate Communications. In her new role Elizabeth will be responsible for all corporate and financia...

  • Joanna Pope joins BNY Mellon

    Thursday, 25 September 2014


    BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has hired Joanna Pope as Communications Manager EMEA to cover Sarah Deutscher’s maternity ...

  • Smart Energy appoints media lead

    Monday, 22 September 2014


    Smart Energy GB has brought in the Cabinet Office’s Lucy Maggs as head of media, as the organisation begins the search for agency support for the next five years. ...

  • Rebecca Matts joins BlackRock as global head of internal communications

    Monday, 15 September 2014


    BlackRock has appointed Rebecca Matts as the firm's global head of internal communications, reporting to global head of corporate communications Jim Badenhausen. ...

  • Nicola Hussey joins RSA

    Thursday, 4 September 2014


    RSA, the multinational insurance group, has appointed Nicola Hussey as Media Relations Manager - Personal Lines Business. Nicola, who was previously Senior Media R...

  • Speechwriters network

    Wednesday, 6 August 2014


    I am reading Peggy Noonan’s book ‘What I Saw at the Revolution’ about her time as Reagan’s speechwriter. In describing the role she says; ...

  • Getting Europe back to work

    Monday, 28 July 2014


    The EU is good for business. UK plc has benefited from the lifting of trade barriers and the free movement of goods and services. However, the EU must reform to become more b...

  • How to win followers and influence people: The ‘social’ principle of social media

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014


    Somewhere in the world, right now, someone is delivering a presentation on ‘principles of social media’ that features a stock photo of a megaphone. I’m sure...

  • Lloyd’s appoints new comms head Tashi Lassalle

    Tuesday, 3 June 2014


    Tashi Lassalle has joined Lloyd's of London as the insurance market's new head of communications and marketing. Tashi comes to Lloyd’s with internati...

  • Maria Darby-Walker joins Allen & Overy as global head of comms

    Monday, 2 June 2014


    Allen & Overy has appointed experienced communications specialist Maria Darby-Walker as its global head of communications. Maria has worked for some of the wor...

  • AFME appoints Anna Schoeffler

    Wednesday, 28 May 2014


    Anna Schoeffler has joined the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), the trade body for Europe’s wholesale banking industry, as European media relations m...

  • Serra Balls promoted to top comms role at ICAP

    Thursday, 22 May 2014


    Leading markets operator ICAP has appointed Serra Balls as group head of communications with responsibility for protecting and enhancing ICAP’s reputation with all of t...

  • Market snapshot

    Tuesday, 20 May 2014


    Employment up, average pay up, unemployment down – data from the Office for National Statistics points to a buoyant...

  • Good Recruitment Campaign

    Monday, 19 May 2014


    As proud members of the REC we are delighted to pledge our support to the Good Recruitment Campaign. The principles ...

  • New global comms chief for Novartis

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014


    Multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis has appointed UBS AG’s Michael Willi as group head of comms. Michael, who takes up his new role on 1 June, will...

  • Will White to head up comms at Baker & McKenzie

    Tuesday, 13 May 2014


    Baker & McKenzie has appointed Will White as director of global communications with responsibility for the law firm's external and internal communications across its ...

  • Landing Your First PR Job

    Friday, 9 May 2014


    So you want to have a career in PR. Where to start? As a college senior looking for a full-time job in this industry, this thought was going through my ...

  • New global head of corporate communications for Linklaters

    Thursday, 8 May 2014


    Christian Marroni has joined Linklaters as the firm's global head of corporate communications. Christian joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he has...

  • Barney Wyld joins Network Rail

    Wednesday, 7 May 2014


    Network Rail has appointed Unilever’s former global campaigns and digital VP, Barney Wyld, as comms director. Barney, who started at Network Rail today, repl...

  • RBS appoints new director of corporate affairs

    Friday, 2 May 2014


    Jason Knauf has been appointed to a new role as RBS director of corporate affairs, with responsibility for embedding the bank’s new customer-focused strategy across its...

  • United Biscuits appoints chief comms adviser

    Tuesday, 29 April 2014


    United Biscuits, which owns brands including McVitie’s and Jacob’s, has brought in Rebecca Salt to the newly created role of chief comms adviser. Rebec...

  • "And do you have any questions for us?"

    Monday, 28 April 2014


    At this stage of an interview the temptation can be to either escape as soon as you can or ask something clichéd about the organisation's training and development ...

  • Flybe appoints comms head

    Monday, 28 April 2014


    Easyjet’s Andrew McConnell has joined Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, to head up its comms and public affairs. In his new role, Andrew will dev...

  • IMA appoints press and digital media officer

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014


    Alex Hogan has joined The Investment Management Association as a press and digital media officer. Alex joins the trade body for UK asset managers from specialist f...

  • Alliance Boots appoints interim director of comms

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014


    Multinational pharmacy-led health and beauty group Alliance Boots has appointed former Brunswick director Catriona McDermott to the newly created position of interim director...

  • Bupa appoints Alex Cole as Director of Corporate Affairs

    Monday, 31 March 2014


    Sainsbury's Alex Cole is to head up comms at the international healthcare company Bupa. Alex will be a member of the Bupa Executive Team and report to...

  • Autoglass chooses comms head

    Friday, 28 March 2014


    Vehicle glass repair and replacement company Autoglass has appointed Veolia Water’s Zoë Johnston as comms manager to head up the company’s PR and comms. ...

  • Allianz Global Investors hires first UK comms head

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014


    Alastair Fairbrother has started at Allianz Global Investors in the new role of UK head of communications, reporting to the head of European external communications Stefan Lu...

  • Alex West joins Wrigley

    Monday, 24 March 2014


    The Wrigley Company Limited, a subsidiary of Mars inc., has appointed Alex West as a senior manager for corporate affairs in UK and Ireland. Alex (née Mawer...

  • Communicating the web after 25 years

    Tuesday, 18 March 2014


    Tim Berners-Lee said that the first problem he faced with the World Wide Web was how to communicate it. Like many great ideas, his thinking for the web was concocted over cof...

  • Fiona Thorne to join Gala Coral Group

    Monday, 17 March 2014


    Gala Coral Group has appointed Fiona Thorne, the former CEO of Fishburn, to its management team in the newly created role of corporate affairs director. She takes ...

  • How to handle a competency-based interview

    Tuesday, 11 March 2014


    Research shows that traditional biographical interviews have low effectiveness in predicting a candidate's performance. An interview by an untrained interviewer may be no...

  • Vodafone UK appoints head of external communications

    Tuesday, 11 March 2014


    Paddy Toyne-Sewell has joined Vodafone UK as head of external communications with responsibility for media relations, social media and corporate responsibility and reputation...

  • Vodafone UK appoints head of external communications

    Tuesday, 11 March 2014


    Paddy Toyne-Sewell has joined Vodafone UK as head of external communications with responsibility for media relations, social media and corporate responsibility and reputation...

  • Less Politics Does Not Mean Less Lobbying

    Tuesday, 4 March 2014


    It is often suggested that politicians avoid having to make difficult choices for fear of the electoral implications.  Shifts in the way that policies are made and imple...

  • Less Politics Does Not Mean Less Lobbying

    Tuesday, 4 March 2014


    It is often suggested that politicians avoid having to make difficult choices for fear of the electoral implications.  Shifts in the way that policies are made and imple...

  • New comms head of Credit Suisse in EMEA

    Tuesday, 4 March 2014


    Christiana Marran has joined Credit Suisse as head of communications for the EMEA region. Christiana joins as a managing director and is based in Credit Suisse'...

  • Rupert Gowrley to join Bupa

    Monday, 24 February 2014


    Bupa UK has recruited the co-lead of MHP's health policy practice, Rupert Gowrley, to become the company's government affairs and sustainability director. ...

  • Airbus adds to lobbying team

    Wednesday, 5 February 2014


    The Airbus Group has strengthened its UK government relations team with the recent appointments of Simon Astley as head of government affairs for Airbus Helicopters UK, and T...

  • esure appoints Andy Sommer

    Monday, 27 January 2014


    Andy Sommer has joined esure as the company’s communications and public relations manager, reporting to Adrian Webb, esure’s head of marketing and communications....

  • Virgin Atlantic appoints new director of communications

    Tuesday, 21 January 2014


    Meigan Terry has joined Virgin Atlantic as director of communications in a newly expanded role to oversee the airline’s external communications, internal communications...

  • Brigitte Trafford to join Virgin Media

    Tuesday, 21 January 2014


    Virgin Media has hired Brigitte Trafford as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. In her new role, which she starts in March, Brigitte will oversee teams responsible fo...

  • New director of public affairs appointed at TheCityUK

    Tuesday, 7 January 2014


    TheCityUK has appointed Nicky Edwards as its new director of policy and public affairs, with responsibility for championing UK financial and related professional services at ...

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