The Story of the Barry IdeasBank – community open source innovation

I am very proud of having created what is believed to be the UK’s first community IdeasBank – an incredible tool with the potential to transform community regeneration and how the public sector can improve the delivery of its services. It demonstrates the potential for open source innovation or crowdsourcing for a local community. The […]

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Fighting against an injustice – Barry Town United AFC

I have spent a fair bit of my time this week helping the Barry Town Supporters’ Club in their fight to reinstate their club to Division 1 of the Welsh Football League. The club, celebrating its 100th anniversry this year has had an illustrious career, including even beating Jose Mourinho’s FC Porto at the Jenner […]

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Thank you for voting me for top UK PR Award

Can I use this blog to say a massive big ‘thank you’ to all the people who voted for me to win  the ‘Outstanding Public Relations Professional’ award in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations'(CIPR) annual awards this week. There should have actually been three awards for the all the short-listed candidates – Lis Lewis-Jones […]

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World’s Smallest Conference Centre passes MOT

Congratulations to the World’s Smallest Conference Centre for passing its MOT. The Centre, aka a two-seater Smart car, which has appeared at numerous conferences and events around the UK, as well as completing UK tours in 5 days, and a tour of Wales, has been visited by luminaries including Ed Balls MP, and architect Will […]

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Tubespiration! Tours – Thinking Thursdays during May

Just waved my lovely youngest daughter off on her trip to Australia for a year – or more. As a parent it makes you realise the immense challenge of living by your values – and not letting your selfishness get in the way of your child’s adventures. As Sting once wrote, ‘If you love someone […]

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Outstanding Public Relations Professional of the Year – nomination

Absolutely delighted to be nominated for the Outstanding Public Relations Professional of the Year – People’s Choice Award The award, run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), aims to pay tribute to an outstanding professional performance made by an individual who has demonstrated exceptional skill, knowledge and initiative. I was nominated by my […]

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Join the Tubespiration! Tours to transform your journeys

I am launching a campaign to get people to be creative while they travel is being launched in the UK to  mark World Creativity & Innovation Week (April 15-21) Commuters are being urged to switch off their mobile phones or stop playing computer games on your journey to work for just one day each week and […]

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