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Robin Chatterton will become marketing director for the UK and Ireland for Schweppes brands, following Cadbury Schweppes decision to sell its 51 per cent interest in Coca Cola Schweppes Beverages to Coca Cola Enterprises. Chatterton, who is currently general manager for category marketing at CCSB, will take a team of six other marketing staff with him to CCE.

Access’s head office in Essex will close in the middle of September. Access (right) managing director Jane Jee is thought to be considering a number of jobs. Inside sources say that one of the jobs she is considering is to head Virgin’s move into credit cards (MW August 9).

Mars Confectionery’s European franchise director for Twix and Galaxy Chris Hardy is understood to be leaving the company at the end of the year for a new post.

Spar has appointed former Tesco product manager David Fogg as its advertising and promotions manager.

The Telegraph has promoted Chris White-Smith to newspapers advertising manager. Jonathan Wilson, agency sales controller, replaces him as magazines ad manager.

ComedyWeb will broadcast live stand-up acts from the Edinburgh Festival. Webcasts of comedians like Arnold Brown and Norman Lovett and others will feature on the channel ComedyWeb whose Internet site address is http//:www.comedyweb.co.uk.

Britannia Building Society has appointed Gerald Gregory as its marketing director. He will have special responsibility for the Society’s keeping its mutual strategy and will take up his post in September.

The Alliance & Leicester has confirmed the appointment of Lloyd’s TSB marketing services director Tim Pile as director of strategic marketing. Pile who resigned two weeks ago (MW August 2), will be in charge of the Alliance & Leicester group, not simply personal financial services.

CWS has created a new post of general manager for marketing and appointed Iain Macleod, national retail marketing manager, to the position.

MTV Europe has appointed Attic Futura, publisher of teen magazines such as Sugar, to be the global publisher of its youth magazine Blah Blah Blah.

Tom Buncle, director of international marketing for the Scottish Tourist Board, has been promoted to chief executive.

Mars Confectionery is launching the Galaxy Caramel Egg to replace its Mars Filled Egg, which is being withdrawn from sale (MW August 9).

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