Tag Archives: Manchester

Bee strong

I can remember receiving the call from duty press officer around 10.45pm on 22 May. The words he spoke will never leave me. I remember the drive to work planning what we needed to do in my head. I remember … Continue reading

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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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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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A little thank you 

I have spent tonight at our annual force award event recognising amazing work. It is always an honour to hear the details about all the work that goes on day in and day out. This year more than ever I … 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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Gold rush to Manchester

We have been captivated by the two weeks of sporting achievement that we have seen in Rio. It has been a chance to see people overcome adversity to win medals and reach the heights. It has given us all an … Continue reading

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We can be heroes

A week ago I blogged about my concerns of taking part in the Commshero conference in Manchester. Last night I had a nightmare about my appalling presentation that was of no interest to anyone. Well, despite all these concerns I … Continue reading

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Thinking of others or ourselves?

It was back in the 1980s when a dog-eat-dog attitude was valued at work. The key for people was to be better and more successful than anyone else and at whatever cost. There was nothing to be gained by working in … Continue reading

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Mystery shopping and the power of communication

For anyone working in communication, public relations or marketing there are daily opportunities for a spot of mystery shopping. I have had two notable occasions in the past week when I was able to do just that. The first was … Continue reading

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Social media – is there a grand plan?

Through social networks I have been able to make contact with people around the world with no regard to boundaries and borders. It has effectively given me the opportunity to have conversations that span the globe. Like most people when … Continue reading

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