Movers: Appointment at The National Magazine Company

The National Magazine Company has hired Liza Hawkes (pictured) as its group promotions director across the Cosmopolitan Group. Hawkes joins from BBC Worldwide, where she was the head of brand solutions. In her new role, Hawkes will oversee promotions across Cosmopolitan, CosmoGirl!

and Cosmopolitan Hair and Beauty. She will be tasked with creating campaigns for new and existing clients. Hawkes joined the BBC in 2000 as part of Eve's launch team.

The law firm Lewis Silkin has boosted its media brands and technology department with the appointment of Dr Thomas Hays, a specialist in recruitment, intellectual property and competition law. During his 13- year career as a solicitor, Hays has worked in private practice as well as lecturing in intellectual property and competition law.