The Premier League has appointed Holly Roper-Curzon to the new post of intellectual property director. Stephen Pearson moves from associate director for the European Champions League to become the Premier League’s commercial director.

National Lottery regulator Peter Davis has given the go-ahead to operator Camelot to set up a new independent commercial venture which will not raise money for Good Causes. Camelot refuses to comment and it is unclear what activities it will undertake.

CompuServe, Britain’s leading online service provider, has signed up as official online sponsor for the new James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, which premiered in Leicester Square last week.

The New Millennium Experience Company has appointed Matthew Freud, the founder of Freud PR, as an unpaid adviser to its management committee. It is thought he will fulfil the role of communications director.

Going Places has appointed Jonathan Mindell as managing director of non-retail distribution with responsibility for Going Places Direct, Go Direct and Holiday Line. He moves from Bupa, where he oversaw the introduction of Bupa Direct as general manager.

The Monsoon Group, which includes the Monsoon and Accessorize chains, is to float on the stock market.

Channel 4 has poached June Dromgoole, the BBC’s head of programme acquisition, as its new controller of programme acquisition.

Eurostar will give away 20,000 copies of National Magazine’s Harpers & Queen magazine in its club lounge and first and premium first services over Christmas and the New Year. The two-month trial could be continued if successful.

Legal & General Investment Management has been appointed to manage the IPA Portable Pension Plan.

Arthur Andersen, the management consultancy, has appointed Matthew P Gonring, USG Corporation vice-president corporate communications, as managing partner for communications and integrated marketing worldwide.

Simon Jamieson, marketing director at regional brewer Greene King, retired last week.

Butlin’s is launching a new advertising campaign on Boxing Day with three 20-second executions created by WCRS. It runs through January, and features a number that viewers can dial for a brochure.

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