What our work experience students taught me

By Emma Kane There are very few things in life where success is due to the hard work and talent of just one individual. Behind every Wimbledon tennis champion there will be a big team of experts, each of whom has played their role in achieving victory – the coach, nutritionist, sports scientist, psychologist, the…

The man we all love to hate

Written by Shelly Durrant Neil Woodford, Britain’s most high profile fund manager, was forced to suspend dealing in his flagship Equity Income Fund. The questions many people are asking is, is this the end of the road for him and is this the end of the star fund manager? Even if he manages to come…

CVA’s – controversial or crucial?

By Louise Male, Newgate Partner who provides strategic communications counsel for clients seeking a CVA. Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest UK retailer to seek an increasingly popular Company Voluntary Arrangement to save its struggling stores. Those three simple letters – C V A – raise a complicated challenge to the power that landlords have wielded…

Are you talking to the dead or the living?

By Dan Clay Managing Partner, Newgate Research UK I recently went to the excellent Richmond Market Insight Forum where, in his keynote, Rory Sutherland (OgilvyOne) quipped that ‘anybody who’s highly predictable is rapidly dead because you can anticipate his behavior and game it.’  Humans have evolved to be unpredictable.  We’d be extinct as a species…

Money2020 Europe

By Glesni Euros Financial Alchemy Dozens of thought leaders along with hundreds of delegates made it to Money2020 Europe in Amsterdam. CEOs, CTOs, marketing managers and executives came to the Rai exhibition hall last week to explore the latest developments in payments, financial technology and the financial services industry more broadly. The theme this year…

Newgate expands Manchester office with senior appointment

Integrated communications agency Newgate Communications has appointed Ian Morris as a Partner in its Manchester office as it seeks to further strengthen its regional network. He has been hired from Citigate Dewe Rogerson, for which he established the Manchester office in 2013, after six years in its London headquarters. Newgate’s Manchester team, based in the…

Is further devolution the only route left for Northern Rail?

By George Robinson The current Northern Rail franchise has had a troubled existence. Shortly after it started, it got hammered by industrial relations issues. It was then particularly affected by the timetable travails of May 2018, along with GTR. Things aren’t getting any easier. Several weeks ago, Northern’s operating group, Arriva, was put up for…

Planning Barometer 2019: Natural Partners – But Poles Apart

By Perry Miller With Brexit continuing to dominate the headlines, it is easy to forget that other urgent and ongoing issues – which arguably have a far greater impact on people’s daily lives – continue unchecked. And certainly, when it comes to the ongoing housing crisis, local politicians are far from ready to join in…

Mental Health Awareness Week

By Simone Fassom This week – 13-19th May – is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and designed to open up the conversation around mental health issues and help remove the stigma surrounding it. Mental health issues are a normal part of life.  We all have mental health…