ICCO to induct Lord Bell into Hall of Fame

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) will induct Lord Tim Bell into the ICCO Hall of Fame this evening. Bell, who is known for his advisory role in Margaret Thatcher’s three successful general election campaigns, launched Lowe Bell Communications in 1989, and became chairman of Chime Communications – which included the Bell Pottinger Group – in […]

This week’s top people news on Gorkana News

Your bite-sized update on the people news and moves featured on Gorkana News this week. Ruder Finn UK appoints Shelley Facius as head of technology Juice PR founder Shelley Facius has joined Ruder Finn as its new head of technology. She will be responsible for growing the practice, working with the agency’s UK and global […]

Ruder Finn launches healthtech practice

Ruder Finn has launched Bloom Health, a new speciality practice focused exclusively on healthtech. Nicole Pariser, the former director of global PR for Medidata, will support the new practice as senior vice president of health technology. Bloom Health is a part of Bloom, Ruder Finn’s incubator transmedia agency, which launched in March 2016. The new […]

Nordoff Robbins Scotland engages Material UK

Nordoff Robbins Scotland (NRS) has engaged creative communications agency Material UK to drive awareness of the charity’s work, and increase fundraising opportunities. NRS provides specialist musical therapy services to people across the country. Through the delivery of fundraising events and initiatives, NRS aims to change lives through music. Material UK will deliver the campaign surrounding […]

Finsbury makes Sara Evans partner

Finsbury has named Sara Evans as partner in the company’s growing capital markets and transaction communications practice in the United States. Paul Holmes, CEO, North America at Finsbury, said: “In the course of her career at Finsbury, Sara has played a significant role in winning and advising on a number of important mandates across a […]

RAM Active Investments appoints Peregrine Communications

RAM Active Investments (RAM AI), a boutique asset management company, has appointed Peregrine Communications to help build its brand in the UK, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The RAM AI brief includes strategy, messaging, thought leadership, media relations, design and video. Thomas de Saint-Seine, CEO and founding partner at RAM AI, […]

Fintech start-up Bink appoints PHA Media

UK fintech start-up Bink, which recently secured an investment of over £10m, has selected PHA Media to raise the company’s profile with the UK retail and travel press, as well as technology investors and consumer target audiences. Greg Gormley, CFO and co-founder at Bink, said: “We are excited to be working with PHA Media to boost […]

The Climate Group makes two senior comms hires

International not-for-profit, The Climate Group, has hired Luke Herbert as director of international communications and Nazneen Nawaz as head of media and corporate communications. Herbert joins The Climate Group from Madano, the integrated communications consultancy, where he was director, working with multinational energy businesses and industry. Previously, he spent seven years as head of government affairs at […]

markettiers Manchester moves office

The Manchester arm of broadcast consultancy markettiers has moved to a new base at the Neo workspace on Charlotte Street. The move follows the growth of the Manchester office which launched six years ago, and which recently announced the appointment of three new team members, including a new general manager. Recently appointed general manager Josh Wheeler said: […]