IPC SouthBank announces the appointment of Karen Cook as new fashion and beauty editor of its bridal magazine, Wedding and Home.

Karen has previously freelanced on Wedding and Home as well as styling for both national newspapers and women's glossy titles. She also held the positions of fashion editor and deputy fashion editor on Bliss and Sugar respectively.

Kate Barlow, editor of Wedding and Homesays: "I am delighted that Karen has decided to join our team as this now completes my key senior line-up. With the team now in place, coupled with a brand new look and refreshed content for our June/July issue, I am looking forward to a brilliant 2003 for this much loved title.

Karen will take up her new role with immediate effect.

For further information, please contact Edwina Jenner, corporate communications executive, Tel: 020 7261 5710 or Email: