Can fast fashion ever clean up its act?

By Charlotte Coulson, Account Director The allegations of modern slavery amongst fashion manufacturers in Leicester may not have come as a surprise to many – the industry has battled similar claims in the past. But that these practices have been occurring in the UK is something that most didn’t expect. Coinciding with the reverse lockdown in…

What’s the purpose of corporate purpose?

By Emma Kane In a crisis, the true character of an organisation is exposed.  An organisation without a clear corporate purpose can be left naked and that image left lingering long after Covid-19. A corporate purpose is a reason for existing, it is the impact your organisation wishes to have on the world. In the…

Unexpected consequences of M&A during the CV-19 crisis

By Alistair Kellie As we start to consider what the post-COVID-19 world will look like, it’s clear that there will be significant corporate activity, though sadly much of it distressed and involving the administrators.  The scale and frequency that we are seeing companies succumb to the perils of CV-19 is so great that it has…

All hail Great British businesses!

By Clotilde Gros, Partner As a French person living in London, I’ve been really impressed to witness the surge in solidarity as the whole UK stands united in the fight against the coronavirus. Be it clapping for carers and key workers, supporting local businesses or staying at home, Britain has turned its hand to fighting…

Coronavirus: responsible communications

By Charlie Ansdell “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” Winston Churchill Over the past few weeks, organisations have dusted down their business continuity and emergency response protocols to deal with the impacts of Coronavirus. While communications and reputation may not have been the first focus of organisations coming to grips with alternate working…

Navigating the Storm

By Jessica Hodson Walker As Storm Ciara wreaks havoc across the UK and Europe, airlines across the Continent are in chaos. Writing this whilst sat in Geneva airport hoping that the next available flight to London (via Zurich) will take off, the stress and frustration of travellers is palpable.  Whilst some brands may be able to create positives from…