Oftel director general Don Cruickshank will stand down at the end of his term of office on March 31 next year, to pursue outside business interests. Cruickshank took up his post in April 1993.

Cellnet and Mondex International have signed a deal to allow electronic cash to be transferred via digital mobile phones.

Kraft Jacobs Suchard is looking for a marketing director for eastern Europe.

The Prudential will sponsor the round-Britain cycling tour, formerly called the Milk Race. The insurance company now owns the May event. The Prudential is negotiating a TV contract with a number of broadcasters. Both Channel 4 and Channel 5 are understood to be involved.

Whitbread has launched Vlsk (right), a new drink containing vodka and koolberry, an aromatic mixer, in an aluminium bottle designed by jones knowles ritchie.

SmithKline Beecham is relaunching the Beechams winter remedies range with new packaging, a 4m television advertising campaign through Grey Advertising and the addition of two new products – Beechams Throat-Plus and Beechams Flu-Plus Hot Berry Fruits.

Smirnoff has appointed Katie Rawll, former senior brand manager on Archer’s at IDV, to the post of international marketing manager. Prior to this, Rawll was marketing manager for Carlsberg at Carlsberg-Tetley.

American Express will sponsor Alexander McQueen’s catwalk show at London Fashion Week this week. McQueen is the designer for French couture house Givenchy.

MD Foods is set to launch a range of Barbie yogurts and fromage frais products. The desserts will be based around ‘pink’ flavours such as strawberry and raspberry.

The Rover Group is spending 500,000 to sponsor the London Symphony Orchestra in a three-year deal. It has also unveiled a new corporate identity to reflect the company’s ‘Britishness’.

Condé Nast, the magazine publisher, has appointed six new directors to the board, including Helen Fifield, publisher of House & Garden, and Tony Willett, publisher of World of Interiors.

Attic Futura has appointed Jonathan Bowman as editor of Inside Soap, to replace Katie Ekberg who is moving to Melbourne to edit sister Australian title TV Week. Bowman is currently features editor of IPC’s What’s On TV.

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