Leon Smith, Chief Executive of Nightingale Home, one of the largest care homes in the country, spoke out against the negative portrayal of care homes in the media in March. He had letters published in The Guardian and The Independent and was interviewed by LBC radio about dignity in care.
Emma and Penny last night attended the launch of the Debrett’s Guide to Civilised Separation, developed in conjunction with Mishcon de Reya. It was an incredibly well-attended affair, with excellent entertainment, superb canapés and a seemingly endless supply of champagne. Needless to say, a good time was had by all, and the girls are hitting the coffee hard today!
Jacqui and Emma went to a very topical discussion on the ‘Freedom of Tweet: censorship, Governments, Marketers and the Law’ as part of Social Media Week hosted by Chinwag. The session focused on a variety of questions on privacy in the various social media platforms, social media in the courtroom and various legislation including the Digital Economy Act. The last year has spelled an interesting time for the internet with the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Wikileaks and the continued aggregation of private data into global corporate sparking debate. Great insight was given on the global freedom of speech and censorship by Mark Stephens CBE, one of the UK’s leading legal minds and Julian Assange’s lawyer. A very interesting afternoon with many tweets discussing the issues raised!
Labour Mayoral Candidate Ken Livingstone joined over 700 people at a fundraising dinner for Side by Side integrated nursery and special needs school in February. Mark from the Community and Not-for-Profit team was on hand to ensure that the event went smoothly, while the PR Office’s Chairman, Shimon Cohen introduced the guest speaker.
On the night, Mr Livingstone said:
“I remember being taken round Side by Side as Mayor, and what remained fixed in my mind was the relationship between the children within the school and the teachers and the parents and the community. I know that my successor as Mayor has looked equally sympathetically on this school and I’m not at all surprised about that. Some things are just completely above party politics and elections and Side by Side is one of those things.”
A staggering £500,000 was raised, which will go towards the maintaining the school.
Kedem Europe hosted another wine extravaganza with approximately 550 people attending the KFWE 2012 at the plush Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly. Buzzing with anticipation, crowds flocked to the swanky Ballroom to sample the delights of award-winning wines from around the world. Among the guests were leading sommeliers, wine writers and connoisseurs, trade buyers and Britain’s best loved wine writer Oz Clarke!