Malayasia Airlines has shortlisted Bates Dorland, TBWA, SP Lintas and Simons Palmer Denton Clemmow & Johnson for its advertising account.

Chris Woollams has officially quit as chief executive of the WMGO Group, six weeks after he was ousted by the board (MW April 7).

Lec Refrigeration, Britain’s second largest fridge maker, is looking for an ad agency to handle its account, worth between 600,000 and 800,000.

The Hanley Building Society is talking to agencies about its 500,000 account held by McCann-Erickson Birmingham.

Halo Foods, which produces Halo – a reduced fat chocolate snack bar – is looking for an ad agency.

Reimer Thedens, chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Direct Europe and vice-chairman of O&M Europe, has been named as chairman/chief executive officer at O&M Direct Worldwide. He replaces Jerry Pickholz, who becomes chairman emeritus.

British Midland is talking to six agencies after dropping incumbent D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (MW May 12). The six include the two Scottish agencies The Leith Agency and Faulds and four unnamed London shops.

EURO RSCG Wnek Gosper has picked up the worldwide business to relaunch the Morny range of bathing products owned by International Classic Brands.

Abbey National has reappointed Communicator and added Marketing Drive to its roster of sales promotion agencies.

A Bainsfair Sharkey Trott campaign for the Ruddles brewery alleging that little happens in its Rutland locality has been slammed by the local authority and local Conservative MP Alan Duncan for damaging tourism.

Publicis has been added to the Slim-Fast roster of agencies – although not in the UK. It has

picked up business in Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain.

Lintas India and not SP Lintas, as we reported last week, lost the $65m media buying business for Unilever India to J Walter Thompson.