Members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) North West group have elected their new committee for the 2013/14 year with Erin Portsmouth, head of communications and engagement at NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group, re-elected as chair for her third and final term.
Arts Council England has awarded Manchester City Council £5.5million to build HOME, the new production centre for contemporary art, theatre and film. The First Street venue, set to house the relocated Cornerhouse cinema and Library Theatre, is due to open in spring 2015.
Motionlab has won a competitive tender to design a new website for 'warm edge' spacer bar supplier SWISSPACER. The Preston-based digital agency has recently worked on an online platform for fellow Saint-Gobain company Glassolutions, and has also worked for Planitherm and Vitrio.
The Newcastle Evening Chronicle has changed its name to 'The Chronicle' to reflect its morning print schedule. The Trinity Mirror-owned regional daily, which was originally launched in 1885, has also announced a price rise as it undergoes a major overhaul.
Liverpool agency USP Creative has been appointed by Redrow Homes as its retained branding agency for all point of sale materials. The three-year contract includes the design and fit-out of marketing suites alongside design and production of all consumer facing literature and collateral.