#Uni Days 30 years on: from 1988 to 2018

18 Sep 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…

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Why tech has always been part of the furniture in Nottingham

27 Jul 2018

  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…

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PR award entries – five reasons to make them perfect

26 Jul 2018

As summer starts to fade, thoughts will start turning to the Autumn award ceremonies. Entries are valuable investments of your time. It’s easy to dismiss them as a vanity project,…

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Remember the unsung heroes of the NHS

02 Jul 2018

AS we celebrate the 70years of our national health service, our attention turns as ever to those at the frontline – the GPs, specialists, surgeons, consultants, nurses and midwives.  It…

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#Hospital -brave, powerful, necessary

03 May 2018

If a sign of a well-made television programme is its ability to evoke emotions in its audience, then BBC2’s Hospital certainly hit the mark. From joy to despair, frustration to…

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Sarah Matthews

Experienced NHS communicator added to BakerBaird team

09 Mar 2018

BakerBaird, a strategic communications and public affairs agency based in Nottingham has added to its roster of staff by bringing in an experienced NHS communicator and former journalist. Sarah Matthews…

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Lessons for all: the Leeds United re-brand

26 Jan 2018

When Leeds United melted social media this week by unveiling a new club crest which was universally disparaged not least by its own fans, former and current players and influential…

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Experience drives expansion at BakerBaird

20 Sep 2017

A communications and relationships business set up by a former head of communications for the Government and a senior journalist has appointed two new associates. BakerBaird, run by Richard Baker…

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brass monkeys

Everything is great – in PR

17 Sep 2017

In Greek mythology, Nemesis lured Narcissus to a pool where he was so absorbed  with his own reflection, he lost the will to live. Is the world of PR so…

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Opera Star Deborah Norman

International opera star plays church hall to raise funds for girl’s life changing op

25 Jul 2017

Here at BakerBaird we like to give something back to support our city, county and those who live here. Last year we helped promote Nottingham in Parliament Day and recently…

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GCS

Public sector comms leading the way

16 Jun 2017

Public sector communicators gathered in the West Midlands this week for a GCS local event and the private sector can learn much from their collaborative and inclusive approach. This sector…

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Manchester Evening News

Finding words when there are none

27 May 2017

The horrific events of Monday evening in Manchester have torn lives apart for countless families and in the middle of this but in the background, unseen communicators will face their…

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Chris Child

Chris joins BakerBaird

17 Mar 2017

Experienced communicator Chris Child is the latest addition to the BakerBaird family, delivering superb work for our clients already. Chris has been a communicator for over 40 years, more than…

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Stuart Baird with students

“What’s your best piece of advice for someone starting their career in PR?”

17 Feb 2017

Final year PR students across the country are currently tightening up their research, polishing off their dissertations and prepping for their finals at the same time thinking about entering the…

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We are one

12 Dec 2016

One year ago BakerBaird Communications set forth into the world. The business plan was pretty simple: we can do this. What is ‘this’? In world of fast-paced change and transformation,…

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Stuart Baird at awards ceremony

BakerBaird: two countries, two awards

21 Oct 2016

BakerBaird Communications scooped two awards at this year’s prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide ceremonies, one in the Midlands and one north of the border in Scotland. Stuart Baird…

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PRide 2016 Shortlist

BakerBaird awards shortlist bridges two nations

22 Jul 2016

BakerBaird were shortlisted this week for their work in both England and Scotland in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards. In Scotland, work with client NHS…

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Midlands Engine set to roar

10 Jul 2016

The Midlands Engine summit this time last week, held at Trent University’s impressive city conference centre, attracted a broad mix of business leaders, universities and local authorities and from the…

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holding hands

Engagement is a contact sport

30 Jun 2016

I like my neighbour. If he came around now and said “Stuart, can I borrow your car for a day, mine’s knackered” I would give him the keys. I’ve known…

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Stuart Baird and a child using a mobile phone

This just got real…

21 Mar 2016

The reason I love PR is that you get the chance to make a difference to peoples’ lives – challenge perceptions, change peoples’ behaviours. Earlier this year I took part…

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Jo

Jo is on board with BakerBaird

21 Mar 2016

We are pleased to announce that Nottingham’s Jo Sheppard has joined the BakerBaird team. Jo has 20 years of experience as a creative and trusted communications specialist after starting out…

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It’s the outcome, stupid

06 Jan 2016

I have never been a social media apostate. I have had a twitter account since 2009, I blog, I have been on umpteen courses on digital strategy and evaluation. I teach…

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Leaflets

Web comms: Four-course meal or light bite?

17 Dec 2015

This isn’t a long article with thousands of words split into slabby paragraphs. If it was it would die. This is the interweb, see, and in web comms short and…

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BakerBaird

Nottingham agency aims to bridge the private/public sector gap

10 Dec 2015

A new communications and public relations agency was launched in Nottingham by a former Nottingham Evening Post business editor and regional director for Government communications.   BakerBaird Communications matches Richard…

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In the beginning…

08 Dec 2015

What is this ‘communications business’? Why is it here? What can it do? Well, there are three things you need to know. 1) It’s about the content: There is no such thing…

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