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…

An employer brand masterstroke from an expensive blunder

Let’s raise a glass to Hawksmoor Manchester for turning an expensive blunder into a nimble employer branding success. On Thursday the restaurant confirmed on twitter that a member of staff had inadvertently given some customers a £4,500 bottle of Château le Pin Pomerol 2001 the previous evening instead of the £260 bottle they ordered. “What…

Local elections 2019: the view from the cutting floor

By Douglas Johnson Last week’s local elections in England saw the Liberal Democrats make significant gains at the expense of the Conservatives and Labour. It’s tempting to focus on the national significance on the results, particularly with European elections now two weeks away. But for those working in the local government areas affected by the…

Where does financial services need to try harder?

A recent Financial Services Forum event posed the question, ‘where does financial services need to try harder’?  Attendees debated whether the financial services industry has managed to reach and engage Millennials (gen Y) and whether it has forgotten the over 70s. My overall sense was that that there was agreement that in recent years over-70s…

Has Brexit sparked the end of two-party politics?

By Siân Jones ‘The Conservative Party is a broad church’. How many times have we heard that phrase uttered by Tory politicians in the past few weeks and months? Yet the increasingly acrimonious and polarised debate over Brexit has seen that definition stretched to breaking point.  Prominent backbenchers have defected to the new Independent Group…

Social housing: Solving Britain’s Housing Crisis

By Jessica Beckett A hundred years ago housing was made a national responsibility with the introduction of the Housing Act. A watershed moment in social housing, the legislation provided subsidies for local authorities to help finance the construction of houses for the “working classes” in post-World War One Britain. But a century on, and with…

Newgate wins account for leading HR and payroll provider, Moorepay

Newgate has won a competitive pitch to provide corporate PR support to the leading HR and payroll provider, Moorepay. Moorepay is headquartered in Salford, Greater Manchester, and part of Zellis, the HR and payroll software provider group. The company provide over 10,000 SME businesses with sophisticated software to make their payroll & HR easier and…

Koovs Plc appoints Newgate as its financial comms adviser

Koovs Plc appoints Newgate Communications as its financial communications adviser Koovs Plc, the fashion-forward business focused on the young Indian e-commerce market, has appointed Newgate Communications as its financial and corporate communications adviser. Newgate will work with Koovs to increase shareholder awareness and support the Company through tailored communication campaigns. It will focus on the…

Newgate board appointment gives top three roles to women 

Newgate Communications is pleased to announce that Nina Dowell, Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the company’s board resulting in the most senior managerial roles in the company, Executive Chair, Chief Executive and COO, being held by women. Nina is responsible for all Newgate’s administrative functions supporting the effectiveness of client-facing teams in the…