Posts by Stuart@BakerBaird

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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PR award entries – five reasons to make them perfect

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, or prioritise any one of the other hundred things on your to do list, but at BakerBaird we’ve found a shortlisting or winning an award…

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Remember the unsung heroes of the NHS

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 is these people who are the sharp end of the critical moments in our lives – the passing of loved ones, the critical diagnosis and…

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#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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Lessons for all: the Leeds United re-brand

Leeds United Football Club crest

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 Leeds fans like Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter, as Leeds fan, it hurts. I was forced to be a Leeds United fan at the age…

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Experience drives expansion at BakerBaird

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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 and Stuart Baird, moved into new premises during the summer, taking space in Accelerate Places Nottingham, the co-working hub launched by the leading venture builder…

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