A whirlwind month of consultations, market analysis, growth, awards nominations, investment, partnerships and giving back…!
At the start of July, our CEO Michael attended the graduations lunch at the University of Sunderland where our 10-year philanthropic commitment enters a new phase with annual support for scholarships for talented students looking to start a career in the arts & creative industries.
Towards the end of month, Michael was then announced as one of a six-strong panel of entrepreneurs & investors who are supporting Fabric (www.fabric-academy.com) – a pioneering EdTech platform which delivers a CPD-accredited online programme for established and aspiring business professionals to level-up their strategic knowledge and enhance their marketing skills in line with the latest industry standards.
Michael’s philanthropy, mentoring, and enterprise were among the reasons included in the citation which saw him nominated as a finalist for the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)‘s prestigious ‘Marketing Pioneer’ lifetime award. This announcement is part of the CIM’s ‘Global Marketing Excellence’ awards – with the winners announced in London in October with Brand & Reputation also in the running as a finalist for ‘UK Agency of the Year’. Just a week later, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) named Brand & Reputation on its shortlist for ‘Small Consultancy of the Year’ – testament to our reputation for excellence across the distinct professional disciplines of brand/marketing AND communications/PR.
And in-between all of the photocalls and announcements, we were ‘foot to the floor’ on stakeholder consultation and reputation engagement strategy work with Leeds Beckett University and the University of Southampton.
Bring-on the holidays!