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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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In a personal capacity

I was taken today by the phrase used in a statement about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s attendance at an event. The question is as the head of any organisation can you do anything in ‘a personal capacity’ or as leader … Continue reading

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With a little help

The weather conditions have been the only real story in town this week. We saw people stuck in vehicles on motorways, people snowed into their homes and people struggling to get to their vital work. One thing stuck out throughout … Continue reading

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Snow joke

For the majority of the week there has been only one topic of conversation – the weather or as the newspapers would term it extreme weather or snowmaggedon. It has dominated the media with reporters being stuck in windswept and … Continue reading

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The reason why

People go to work for all kinds of reasons and get many different things from the experience. All are equally valid whether it is to put food on the table or to help others it doesn’t matter. These things are … Continue reading

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Welcome the festivities

It has been a difficult year. I have lost track of the amount of times I have said or written that in recent weeks. The first of December is the start of advent with calendars, candles and decorations everywhere. So … Continue reading

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Waiting for the call

I don’t do it very often but when I do I really feel under pressure. When I moved into public relations it was the first time that I did it. In the last 10 years I have done it infrequently. … Continue reading

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An honour and a responsibility 

I am feeling in a reflective mood for many reasons including that we are heading towards the conclusion of 2017. It has made me take stock of a few things and particularly from the past week or so. Last Thursday … Continue reading

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Reports, reconnecting and a thank you card 

I feel in a reflective mood after a busy week with plenty of ups and downs. There have been long days and a distinct lack of sleep. It started on Monday with work related frustrations that drained my energy and … Continue reading

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Recognising the contribution 

As communicators we talk about the need for our work to be recognised within an organisation. We want people to realise what we bring to the business. We are itching to get a spot at the top table. Our problem … Continue reading

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