It’s got to be in the DNA!

Dr. Sharon Redrobe was speaking at a conference I attended last week. If you haven’t encountered her yet she’s very impressive. The CEO of Tywcross Zoo she’s passionate about conservation and has an incredibly clear and motivating vision for the future. Listen to her, even briefly, and you’ll be off to Twycross Zoo before you… Continue reading It’s got to be in the DNA!

Please engage … but there’s no way you’re going to have a say!!

I’ve worked for lots of different trade associations and membership organisations. Large or small, commercial or voluntary, every single one has wanted engaged members, members who’ll turn up to events, step forward and say I’ll lead that initiative. Better still, members who say I’ve got a great idea and I’m willing to make it happen.… Continue reading Please engage … but there’s no way you’re going to have a say!!

Everyone’s saying it shocking, awful!! How did that happen?

Police ‘only investigate attempted burglaries at even numbered homes’: Daily Telegraph Leicestershire police ‘ignore attempted burglaries at odd-numbered houses: BBC Force says it will only attend break-ins at EVEN number houses: Daily Mail Police force slammed for only investigating burglaries at even numbered houses: Mirror Headlines have one big job. They have to grab the… Continue reading Everyone’s saying it shocking, awful!! How did that happen?

Stand out

I’ve worked in PR and communications for over 25 years, in agencies, in-house and in politics. You won’t be surprised to hear I’ve done my fair share of pitches. Getting good feedback is difficult.   When I’ve won I’ve just got straight on with the job and when I’ve lost and asked for feedback, it’s generally… Continue reading Stand out

It’s the emotional connection that counts

As everyone who’s ever met me will know I’m a Labour Party member through and through. The General Election was devastating. And I certainly didn’t see it coming. Faced with the reality of where we are, a positive leadership election is just what we need. Constructively debating the issues and starting the process of re-engaging… Continue reading It’s the emotional connection that counts