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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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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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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We are one

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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, the boundaries between public and private sector are increasingly blurred. The ubiquity of social media and digital channels means an endless cloud of offers, business…

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BakerBaird: two countries, two awards

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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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Engagement is a contact sport

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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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Jo is on board with BakerBaird


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 in various local newspapers and honing her skills in Nottingham City Council’s press office soon after graduating.  She has most recently worked as a senior…

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Nottingham agency aims to bridge the private/public sector gap


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 Baker, who has worked at editor level in daily newspapers and national magazines for the past 20 years with Stuart Baird, who has worked on…

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