How insurance is making a difference for those living with dementia

By Vanessa Chance This week the Alzheimer’s Society published some amazing news: we are looking at the first new drug in 15 years where trials show clear improvement in memory and language. This is truly ground-breaking and will help those living with dementia to be able to live more independently, travel and manage their own…

Let Them Eat Meringue

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog By David Scane On a recent trip to the local food market, my 4 year old son’s attention was captured by an enormous pink and white meringue for sale on one of the stalls. His protestations that he “really, really, really, really, really”, wanted one failed to break down…

What does digital comms really look like in UAE?

By Anthony Hughes Returning to the UK after five years with Newgate’s Abu Dhabi operation in the UAE has been a big adjustment in many ways not just marvelling at the rain. One of the most interesting things I have noticed is how many misconceptions exist about the region. Many people have been to Dubai…

Above and beyond – maximising your sponsorship investment

By Guy Smith Richard Branson once said: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small”.  That certainly hasn’t been the case for serial adventurer James Ketchell.  Despite suffering from depression as a teenager, leaving school without any qualifications and then surviving a near-fatal motorbike accident, he had a dream, a big dream.   The…

The UK is still an attractive place to invest and do business…for now.

By Alistair Kellie At a critical moment for the UK’s relationship with the EU, as business and political leaders across Europe digest the UK’s formal proposals on Brexit, there’s an interesting report out today from Eight Advisory1.  The 2019 Competitiveness Report2 examines the performance of the UK’s economy in comparison to the other 24 largest…

A tale of two conferences

By Simon Gentry I had the dubious privilege of attending the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, in the heart of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ over the last few days.  Say what you like, but party conferences are fascinating: they provide a window into the soul of a party and have, over the years, been a very…

Final thoughts from Sibos

By Jose Mendez As Sibos draws to its conclusion, here are some final takeaways on an interesting year which saw fintech and technology make a star turn: Many consider the rise of fintech to be a reaction of the 2008 global economic crisis. This set the stage for fintech providers to come into the market…

Platinum China: A republic 70 years in the making

By Austyn Close ‘New China’ has been a miraculous success, comments Zhou Shuchun, publisher and editor-in-chief for China Daily. He’s reflecting on the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) 70 years in power and the wonders the country has achieved for both its people and the world. Take Zhou’s view with a pinch of salt. It…

Five observations from Labour Conference 2019

Five observations from Labour Conference 2019 by Gareth Jones. Corbyn weathers a difficult conference and remains in control: As the Labour Party gathered in Brighton earlier this week, Jeremy Corbyn faced a number of internal challenges, with negative headlines about Party disunity and significant pressure on him to change his stance on Brexit. The conference…