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Frank PR's northern agency, Manc Frank, has picked up a brief to support the nationwide expansion of Barburrito. The burrito restaurant, which first launched in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester in 2005, now has nine outlets across the UK and sales of £5m.

IPB Communications is one of 2 agencies to be named on the National Grid’s community relations roster.
The Sale-based agency stated that more than 100 other companies pitched for the estimated £9m a year register following a 6month procurement process.

Printer and ink reseller, Printerland has turned to Peppermint Soda in Hale to raise its profile.
The marketing agency becomes responsible for promoting the Altrincham firm’s e-commerce site and its product portfolio and will target both public and private sectors using social media.

Lancashire agency, Pelican, has won a contract to handle Fairway Foodservice PLC’s national external communications.
Pelican will oversee all trade media relations and advise the firm about online strategy. It will also be working on brand awareness.

It’s been confirmed to Prolific North that Tony Tighe’s Mere PR has been sold to BJL Group.

It will now be known as Mere PR @ BJL and be based out of BJL’s headquarters at Sunlight House in Manchester.

The Yorkshire Evening Post is reporting that Leeds United are in talks with Red Bull over a stadium naming rights deal.
Reporter Paul Robinson’s exclusive suggests that meetings have already happened between the two parties, which may also involve shirt-sponsorship.

Liverpool Football Club has announced a 2-year extension to its shirt sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered Bank.
It comes just a week after the club confirmed it was also extending its contract with former shirt sponsor, Carlsberg, into a record-breaking 24th season.

The Football League has signed a 5-year deal with Sky Bet in Leeds, replacing NPower as its main title sponsor.
Including naming-rights, the agreement means its flagship competition becomes The Sky Bet Football League, with the 3 divisions renamed The Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2.

Richard Clein has left Good Relations (formerly Bell Pottinger), to set up his own agency, Boxed Off Communications.

Clein established Bell Pottinger North in Liverpool in 2006 and has been associate director ever since.

PPE and safety-wear specialist, Ballyclare, has appointed Opening Doors to develop a new marketing strategy.
The Cheshire-based agency will develop the new creative to run across traditional and digital channels.

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