From years of working with the voluntary sector to attract funds for good causes and promote valuable services in the social care sector, our expertise has translated in the commercial sector too.
We are able to handle social care issues with great sensitivity and understanding, and we are good at communicating about commercial services to internal and external audiences – whether that’s staff or the wider community. We work as a press office function for some clients handling enquiries and proactively generating news.
We produce printed materials which communicate services and spread news internally to staff and clients and externally to potential new customers.
We have worked most recently for Independent Living Services and Nurseplus, Scotland’s biggest care at home company who have contracts with most of the Scottish local authorities. They were recently acquired by Mears plc.
Historically we spent many years as the press team for Quarriers a very successful third sector organisation which had to deal with several historic child abuse cases which came to court 30 years after they closed their care home services.
Since our foundation in 1989, we have worked with most major charities in Scotland, delivering communications services whether that be press and media relations, design and print, training, event management or strategic advice. Our founder learned her skills at Help the Aged and Oxfam. We handled the PR launch of ChildLine in Scotland with Esther Rantzen “The Glasgow and West of Scotland Society for the Deaf” as “Deaf Connections”. We advised SSPCA on fundraising and ran a Royal Gala Ball for the RSSPCC. We produced the donor newsletter for Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and their PR launch with Carol Smillie for Give Blood, a 48 sheet ad campaign. We ran the Volunteers Week PR campaign for five years, funded by the Scottish Executive, bringing in Scottish Daily Express as sponsor for year long service awards to volunteers, creating millions of pounds worth of press coverage.
We ran the International Year of Volunteers Campaign for Scottish Executive, creating and delivering a tactical campaign. 14,000 primary 7 pupils took part, displaying their findings about volunteering in the community in local authority premises, with great local press support. The finale was an event at Stirling Castle with Scotland’s First Minister. We launched Civicus World Assembly with the then First Minister, managed PR for Young Enterprise Scotland especially for their annual competition finale. We brought in the first Â£1m from a corporate fundraising campaign to kick off The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust in Scotland. We delivered PR for The Prince’s Trust – Scotland to support its development programmes for disadvantaged young people in Scotland. Carol sat on the grant giving committee for BBC’s Children In Need in Scotland for four years, and was chair of the Scottish committee of the Chartered Institute Of Fundraising where she drove up standards of fundraising across Scotland and providing relevant training to achieve that and was made a fellow of the institute in recognition of this work.