The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), has continued to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, by awarding a grant of £210,859 over 2 years to Glyndwr University. The findings of the two-year research project will be used to develop future strategic policies.
Dr Nikki Lloyd-Jones, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Life Sciences said the idea came about after the North Wales Armed Forces Forum identified a need to fill the gap in the cultural differences between military and civilian life.
The university will complete the project in partnership with members of the Forum, including representatives from the Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board and local authorities in the region.
The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, marks the end of its third year as a grant-awarding, evidence-generating Trust with the release of its second Impact Report.
The report highlights FiMT’s impact on the Armed Forces Community, which has been achieved through a targeted, evidence-generating ‘research commissions and grant awards’ programme.
The Royal Society of Medicine welcomed over 70 visitors on Wednesday morning for a slightly different style of lecture, as it played host to the most recent Gorkana Breakfast Briefing. PRs gathered to hear Andrew Gregory, health editor of the Daily Mirror, talk about the do’s and don’ts to secure good stories.
The session began with an explanation of the current most featured stories within the health sector with dementia, diabetes and obesity all proving prevalent issues. Andrew explained that for him, good PRs are good contacts.
The three golden rules to getting in the little black book: always get his name right, make emails short and sweet and have something exciting to offer.
Last week, Eaglemoss, creator of the 3D Create & Print collection, hosted an award ceremony for the nationwide 3D Design Challenge, at the Design Museum in London. The competition was launched in conjunction with Eaglemoss Publishing and Sebastian Conran Associates to celebrate 3D design in education. It required participants to submit 3D designs for either utility items, wearables or puzzles/games.
Winning entries included 81 year old RAF veteran Roger Thornber, who had designed walking stick clips for his wife to attach to her wheelchair and 12 year old Nate Ward for the creation of a memory card and USB holder. All eight of the winners and finalists’ designs are being showcased from June 12 – 19 as part of the Design Museum Annual Summer Expo.
The PR Office recently attended a cybersecurity event hosted by law firm, Hunton & Williams. The briefing ran through a simulation of a cyber-attack, and best practice in such a scenario. The panel was fronted by experts in the field, including two partners from Hunton & Williams’ London and New York offices.
The briefing looked at how cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly likely for companies of all sizes as well as the reasons UK businesses might suffer attacks. The most important lesson was that businesses fail to recognise potential threats and rarely do enough to properly protect themselves. This results in significant damage to the brand and bottom line.
The primary outcome? Businesses should always ensure they are protected. Cyber-attacks can happen when least expected.