Giving voice to regional Britain

If you follow the general election, it feels like a circus travelling from town to town: political leaders, TV crews and pundits from Westminster going from one place to another but delivering the same performance. That may be a mistake. One of the big challenges for government and politics is the sense that what happens…

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Tackling the hidden homelessness crisis

Think about homelessness and what do you see? A man huddled in a shop doorway begging for spare change?  A sleeping bag on a street corner? There’s no denying these scenes are becoming more and more commonplace in cities and towns across the country, but a recent BakerBaird project opened our eyes up to a…

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Supporting new talent in Public Relations

We were delighted this week to welcome our first ever work experience student. As a public relations company we’re committed to supporting new talent into the profession.. here it is in Scarlett’s own words… As a sixth form student in my first year studying English Literature, History, Maths and Photography, I am always encouraged to…

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PR’s vital role in tackling child sexual exploitation

As a chief executive of a charity, I hear the narratives of survivors of child sexual exploitation (cse) on a daily basis. I talk to professionals caring for and dealing with the fall out of this horrific crime as well. It’s a difficult subject for the media to cover but Public Relations professionals can have…

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Making a real impact: life changing innovation

I’ve been fortunate to work on so many different interesting things and with amazing people throughout my career but this year came a life-changing, life-saving transformational project which tops the lot. Working with the University of Liverpool, Royal Liverpool hospitals an NHS engineering design unit in Wales, and Sanyu, a specialist research unit based at…

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BakerBaird Communications celebrates year 3

It seems like only five minutes ago that we launched BakerBaird Communications. Yet here we are starting Year 4. Three years have flown by in a haze of travel, events, media activity, engagement exercises, heavyweight report writing, training sessions, battered keyboards and hammered smartphones. Year 3 has been special for a number of reasons. We’ve…

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PR is GREAT: New book celebrates the profession

It was my privilege to be able to contribute to Platinum, a new book published today celebrating 70 years of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations with a host of luminaries examining excellence in the profession. The fact that Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI has put her name to it underlines not only the book’s…

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#Uni Days 30 years on: from 1988 to 2018

My home city, Nottingham, will visibly “lift” over the next few weeks when over 60,000 students will descend on the city with all the aspirations, anxieties and expectation of Class of ‘18 for the University and Trent. I shudder to think three decades have passed since I set off in Autumnal sunshine for University (in…

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Why tech has always been part of the furniture in Nottingham

  BakerBaird Communications is based in Accelerate Places Nottingham, part of the tech venture builder Blenheim Chalcot. One thing you tend to notice when you visit Accelerate Places is the furniture. It’s different, it’s interesting. And oddly enough, furniture is where Nottingham’s story starts when it comes to tech. Go back to the 1960s (the…

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