17 Mar 2003 Pre-2014 Releases

Hill & Knowlton have been appointed by BHB to provide specialist public relations advice in respect of the ongoing Office of Fair Trading inquiry and to act as BH?_x0019_s Parliamentary and public affairs advisors.

BHB Chief Executive Greg Nichols said: “The culmination of BHB’s Racing Review and the announcement of the OFT’s views will present great opportunities for Racing. It is vital that the governing authority should adopt a highly professional and focused approach to its management of all the issues that lie ahead of us.

“The Racing Review has given us the opportunity to consult with a huge range of people within and outside Racing and Hill & Knowlton’s skills will ensure that the momentum behind these essential communications activities is maintained.”

In the Parliamentary and public affairs area, Hill & Knowlton are supplying BHB with political lobbying and monitoring services as well as providing the secretariat for the Parliamentary All Party Racing and Bloodstock Industries Group.

The Hill & Knowlton public relations team is led by James Hunt, Managing Director of Corporate and Business Communications, and the public affairs team by Simon Miller, Director of Public and Corporate Affairs.

James Hunt said: “This is a very important time for Racing and it is great to have the opportunity to work with Greg and his team. We are looking forward to playing a major part in ensuring that the vital role that BHB plays in Racing is widely understood and appreciated.”

Hill & Knowlton (www.hillandknowlton.com) is a leading international public relations and public affairs firm based in New York, with 71 offices in 37 countries as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP Group Plc.