Posts Tagged ‘Communications’

#Hospital -brave, powerful, necessary

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 elation, the documentary showcased the realities of life in a large NHS hospital in a way that we could all relate to. Whether it was…

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Experienced NHS communicator added to BakerBaird team

Sarah Matthews

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 was news editor at the Nottingham Post, before spending several years working in NHS communications for Nottingham University Hospitals. She was responsible for both internal…

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Everything is great – in PR

brass monkeys

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 obsessed with itself that others lose the will to live? At our best PR people are relentlessly positive. It’s a great attribute. Go getting, finding…

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Finding words when there are none

Manchester Evening News

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 own battles. While the ranks of media fill their schedules, and the country wants to find out more and more, public sector press officers representing…

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Chris joins BakerBaird

Chris Child

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 half as a journalist and latterly in public relations for the Government and the charity sector. An award-winning journalist, he was health correspondent and a…

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BakerBaird: two countries, two awards

Stuart Baird at awards ceremony

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 won Gold as the Independent Practitioner of the Year for the Midlands, while work with clients NHS Education for Scotland led to a Silver award…

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BakerBaird awards shortlist bridges two nations

PRide 2016 Shortlist

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 Education for Scotland has been shortlisted for Best use of design in PR, while in the Midlands, Stuart Baird has been shortlisted for outstanding independent…

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Midlands Engine set to roar

midlands engine

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 outset, the question of the Midlands identity was broached and dealt with. Opinions on where and what is the Midlands tend to muddy the water…

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Engagement is a contact sport

holding hands

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 him 17 years, every day we say hello, I know his grandkids, he knows my in-laws. Had John for the last ten years moved to…

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