The PR Office last night attended the launch event for BDO senior partner, Daniel Dover’s new book, HMRC Her Majesty’s Roller Coaster – hints on how to survive a tax investigation.
The book launch was held at BDO’s London office on Baker Street, where it was attended by nearly 150 of the City’s elite including senior tax barristers, revenue employees and QCs. Daniel’s close friend, Paul Eagland, who is head of tax and professional services at the firm, was also there to congratulate him on another successful book.
Her Majesty's Roller Coaster is Daniel’s fifth book and was written in collaboration with esteemed writer and business editor, Tim Hindle, following their highly successful titles, The Taxman Always Rings Twice and An Inspector Calls, An Inspector Returns.
Anglia Ruskin University’s Veterans and Families Institute (VFI) has been awarded £160,000 to set up a comprehensive online resource for research into all aspects of military veterans and their families.
The Veterans Research Hub (VRH) will bring together UK and international literature and research resources on military veterans and their families. VFI’s partners in the scheme are PRO Client Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC. The grant will be spread over a two-year period.
Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock CBE, Chief Executive of Forces in Mind Trust, said: “Establishing a Veterans Research Hub was one of the original programme objectives set by the Big Lottery Fund when FiMT was first founded. By partnering with Anglia Ruskin University and Lord Ashcroft, we are now able to take forward the concept and make significant advances on providing an evidence base from which to influence policy makers and service deliverers.”
Volunteers from across London helped Phil the Box – JNF UK’s new mascot – and staff as they gave out Blue Boxes in Edgware, Golders Green and Hendon. Volunteers helped JNF UK staff go door-to-door collecting and distributing Blue Boxes. Money from the event will go to JNF UK projects in the Negev, where the charity’s work is concentrated.
The Blue Box was adopted over a century ago by the Jewish National Fund at the Fifth Zionist Conference in Basle. Since that time the Blue Box has symbolised the hopes and aspirations of the Jewish people.
Volunteer Martin Cook said: “It was really satisfying, I had a really fun time helping Israel and getting out JNF UK’s message. People were really friendly and pleased to see us on the streets.”
Volunteer Amina Zairi said: “I'm passionate about JNF UK’s mission, a great enterprise that emancipates the life of ordinary people and makes the deserts of the Negev bloom.”
In collaboration with the US Chamber of Commerce, law firm Hunton & Williams, launched'Business Without Borders: The Importance of Cross-Border Data Transfers to Global Prosperity'. The report highlights the benefits of cross-border data transfers to businesses in the international marketplace.
It was launched in Europe at an event held in Brussels hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and US Chamber of Commerce, introduced by London managing partner at Hunton & Williams, Bridget Treacy.
The PR Office worked with UK and Brussels-based media to raise awareness of the report, securing numerous briefings with key media to ensure the debate around cyber security and data privacy continues. Working closely with the firms’ international offices, the report was also launched globally, giving the report maximum exposure.
Chairman and founder of the PR Office Shimon Cohen has been called ‘the man behind the headlines’ in this week’s Movers & Shakers column in the Jewish Chronicle. The column looks at people within the Jewish community who have a made a big impact on the community; others who have been interviewed include Naftali Schiff CEO of Aish UK and Stephen Pack, president of the United Synagogue.
The article describes Shimon as the man behind the headlines and discusses his work with many leading charities within the Jewish community. He also briefly discusses his work with Nelson Mandela. Talking about PR for charities, Shimon said they “have to work on marketing themselves to their donor or customer base. If they don’t they disappear.”