Lancashire retail packaging manufacturer TRM has appointed Pelican to spearhead a major brand development and marketing communications campaign. Manchester-based agency Pelican will seek to raise awareness of TRM with a combination of brand development work, media relations, research projects and digital activities.

Code Computerlove has been hired by health charity Sue Ryder as its digital agency after a competitive pitch. The charity, which has 400 shops across the UK and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, provides medical care and support to 16,400 people with serious illnesses each year.

The Science Museum in London has appointed True North to develop the promotional campaign for its latest exhibition, Collider. The Manchester-based agency was appointed after a competitive pitch.

Martin Bryant has been promoted to editor-in-chief of technology blog The Next Web. Bryant, who was the site's managing editor, is a well-known figure on the Manchester digital scene and is also a co-founder of start-up facility TechHub Manchester.

A new monthly newspaper has launched in Scarborough today with the editor confidently predicting a bright future for print journalism in the town. Scarborough Review, a 32-page free tabloid, is the brainchild of former Scarborough News sub-editor Pete Spence and will include local community news, features, sport, entertainment and leisure.

News UK and Telegraph Media Group have signed a joint deal with distribution giant Ceva Logistics. Beginning next month, the five-year contract will see Ceva distributing all the publishers' newspapers throughout England and Wales.

Five former Sumners employees have teamed up to launch a new post-production company in Salford. The five lost their jobs at Sumners earlier this year when it moved out of the city centre for a smaller base at MediaCityUK.

Leeds-based direct marketing company The Lettershop Group (TLG) has been acquired by rival York Mailing in a deal which will create a business with 500 staff across three sites. York Mailing has established a market-leading position in print for the retail sector including flyers, leaflets and catalogues for clients including Lidl, Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Boden.

ITV is to show a "raw, at times brutal" account of Ricky Hatton's last fight as a professional boxer. The Manchester-born fighter came out of retirement for his highly-publicised confrontation with Vyacheslav Senchenko, which eventually ended in a ninth-round defeat at the Manchester Arena.

Eight North West games businesses have signed up to a trade mission to Gamescom, the world’s largest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment. The trip to Cologne is organised by Enterprise Europe Network North West (EENW), which is taking games developers, distributors and publishers from the region to the fair later this month.


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