Wednesday 18th March, 5pm was a life-defining moment for many parents. It was when the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced that schools would be closed ‘until further notice’.
This week, parliament broke up and MPs started the five-weeklong and gruelling election campaign trail. In an age of 24-hour rolling news and constant social media feeds, the demand for content is high and MPs and others in the public eye face more scrutiny than ever before.
Stand Agency has been hired by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), to help them give grassroots sport a boost.
The campaign will highlight how important the ground under our feet is when it comes to increasing participation in sports like football, rugby and cricket. The three-year communications programme will demonstrate the vital role that groundstaff play in keeping turf in top condition, raising the profile of the sector at the same time.
I’d totally forgot that I met Gareth Southgate about 20 years ago. I had entered a competition whilst at university to win some new football kit for the girls’ footy team. We won the kit and off we trotted to meet Gareth and also hold the FA Cup trophy.
Last Saturday wasn’t a regular Saturday evening. I spent the evening with two of my biggest female role-models – Sheryl Sandberg and Malala Yousafzai. I don’t think either of them need any introduction. The talk, organised by Intelligence Squared, was on the topic of ‘facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy’ – all hugely relevant topics for these uncertain political times we live in.
Sheryl’s talk offered a really useful ‘life toolkit’ so I wanted to share some of the key points that I took away: Read more “Facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy”
We’ve really been spoilt lately by the small and the large screen for documentaries. No longer the poor cousin to drama, documentaries hold their own in terms of audience numbers and satisfaction. So here is my low-down to what I’ve been watching over the past few weeks and what you might like to watch on Catch-Up.
After a 10-year career in television production, working on prime-time programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing, Dispatches, Watchdog, The Undateables and 24 Hours in A&E, I left the small screen and started a career in PR.
Here at Stand, we understand that loneliness is one of the biggest public health challenges that this country faces. Tackling this issue is a huge one for two of our clients: Anchor Care Homes and Contact The Elderly, who both do wonderful and important work to try and help those who are older and lonely.