* Communications agency S&X has hired Susannah Lee as senior account manager to work across the agency’s consumer portfolio that spans sport, retail and fashion, food and drink and art and culture.
Ms Lee has more than six years PR agency experience working on big lifestyle and consumer brands such as Cirque du Soleil, Morrisons and The Royal Mint at a number of London agencies including Porter Novelli, 3 Monkeys and Brando (now Citizen Brando).
She will work on a number of S&X consumer lifestyle accounts, in particular, Speedo, Canterbury and New Balance as well as new business ventures.
* A Coventry PR firm has beaten off stiff competition from four London agencies to secure its biggest ever client win. Bridge PR & Media Services will now represent countrywide independent garage scheme, Trust My Garage, in positioning it as a household name and brand to all UK motorists seeking a trustworthy independent garage.
* A Birmingham-based jewellery designer has been shortlisted for UK Jewellery Designer of the Year for the third year in a row.
Fei Liu is among those in the frame for the gong at the UK Jewellery Awards 2013, being held on July 4.
He is one of ten shortlisted entrants in the running for the award .
* A growing Birmingham-based company is celebrating its first anniversary – by moving offices.
Bluu, which specialises in workplace design, refurbishment and fit-out, has seen staff numbers grow from two to ten in the past 12 months, and has already outgrown its original base.
Now based in Livery Place, in the city centre, the company is ready to expand further, despite the recession continuing to cause a slowdown in parts of the construction sector.