Rumpus PR has been appointed by Housing Units, the Manchester-based home furnishings centre, after a successful three-month trial.
The Cheshire agency’s consumer team has so far worked in support of the retailer’s recent advertising campaign ‘All your Favourite Things’.
Paul Scholes has agreed a four-year deal to become a pundit on BT Sport.
The former Manchester United midfielder will provide analysis on Premier League matches from the start of the coming season.
The Manchester Evening News has unveiled a new widget which enables readers to search the records of over a million people to have died in World War One.
Using data from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the widget provides perhaps the most easily accessible information yet about descendants and neighbours to have perished in the Great War.
UTV Media (GB) has appointed Howard Bareham to the new role of commercial development director.
Joining in October, Bareham will be responsible for developing commercial revenues across the Warrington-headquartered company’s for the likes of talkSPORT, Sport magazine and 13 local radio stations in England and Wales including Juice, Tower FM and Wire FM.
Heat Radio is to broadcast the daily afternoon show of Ryan Seacrest, recently named the “Most Powerful Man in Hollywood” by the Hollywood Reporter.
The American radio and TV host’s syndicated show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, already reaches an estimated global audience of over 20 million and features a mixture of guests and music.
Harriet’s Army, a new CBBC drama set during World War One and filmed on location in the North East, will air next week.
The first episode of the three-part series will broadcast on CBBC at 9am on August, with the other episodes to follow on August 6 and 7.
My Parcel Delivery has poached Duane Dobson, the lead web designer from recently floated ao.com, to lead a redesign of its website.
Dobson spent 18 months with the Bolton-based online electrical retailer, during which he was involved in the company’s re-branding programme and its move into selling audio visual equipment.
E-commerce company Visualsoft is aiming to create 50 jobs over the next year after completing a management buyout.
Led by founding director Dean Benson, the MBO comes after a record-breaking year for the Stockton-on-Tees business – and it’s now aiming to treble turnover by 2017.