Entries by Drew Salisbury

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s summer economic update 2020: a summary

During the Government’s summer economic update in Parliament, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a raft of job-focused plans to help boost the post-lockdown economy. These included tax changes, green initiatives and policies to encourage companies to hire younger workers. Take a look at our summary report for a breakdown of all major announcements. Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s […]

Communicating in COVID-19 – New Guidance

In our latest #covidー19 video series, PRO Chairman Shimon Cohen spoke with Associate Director Aaron Bass about the major challenges for businesses over the coming days following changes to the Government’s guidance. From a communications perspective, Shimon emphasises that the biggest hurdle will be the ability “to turn that sign over which says ‘open for […]

Communicating during COVID-19 – Care Homes

Account Director Tahmid Chowdhury recently sat down with Associate Director Aaron Bass via Zoom to discuss the unique challenges that care homes across the country are facing. Touching upon some of the most prevalent issues including the provision of PPE, dealing with outbreaks and the need to keep staff engaged, Tahmid emphasises that “in a […]

A Message from our Chairman

There are no words that can adequately express our concern now for our families, friends, neighbours, colleagues and clients. However, know that our thoughts are with you all at what is a time like none of us have ever experienced. These are not normal times. At previous times of crisis, we have always had someone […]

Communicating with Impact By Deborah Eder

What are personal presence skills and how can they be developed? How do we communicate effectively? Most crucially, why is communicating with impact important?  These are the questions that The PR Office’s Account Executives were faced with during a recent training session on verbal communication. Each asked to prepare a short presentation on two client-related […]

An Election Night to Remember by Aaron Bass

Exit polls always are a difficult time for politicians, but the narrative of the 2019 General Election night was defined in the first 30 minutes of the BBC’s coverage.  The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, who had not really been seen or heard during the campaign, could barely cover her smirk as she talked about the […]

Simplicity: the key to electoral success by Tahmid Chowdhury

Each election, we’re told that our votes matter more than ever before. This time, it may actually be true. I can’t remember an election where the Institute for Fiscal Studies criticised both Labour and Conservative spending plans as non-credible. I can’t remember an election where Barnsley was in play for a Tory gain. I can’t […]

Why is the youth vote so disengaged? by Luke Webb

John Curtice, the political scientist, observed last week that the Labour Party was no longer the party of the worker. In fact, Curtice suggested, Labour under Jeremy Corbyn had become the party of the youth. There is good reason for thinking this. A number of headline-grabbing manifesto pledges, including the removal of tuition fees, writing […]