Category Archives: manchester

Tears, trauma and support – what 2017 brought

It feels like the time is right for me to review what 2017 has brought me and how it leaves me for the coming year. This has been a rollercoaster year and is split in two halves. My year started … Continue reading

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Fantastic but emotional

It is often said that music is the food of love or that it can bring people together. If this year has taught us anything it is that music can help the healing process. Tonight was the annual Force carol … Continue reading

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The heart and soul of partnerships

In the public sector we often use the phrase ‘partnership working’ and we use it so much that it has lost its meaning. For anyone in communication roles it usually means telling another agency about something you are doing or … Continue reading

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Back to normal

I came to a sudden realisation about things today. In a conversation with a contact who was discussing media handling and training and a whole host of issues it became clear. Coming to the conclusion I have has started to … Continue reading

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Filled with emotion

During the past week I have been reflecting a lot on the summer, what happened and how I move forward. I was privileged to be asked to speak at the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) annual conference in London … Continue reading

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Crisis? What crisis?

The team were lucky enough this week to pick up the Public Sector Communication Award for communicating in a crisis. I am incredibly proud of the team and the work they have done during the past four months. But the … Continue reading

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We are stronger together

I was busy sat at my desk concentrating on clearing a few tasks before I left the office for the day. The rolling news is always on in the office but the breaking news banner caught my eye. Another potential … Continue reading

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