A great start to the year with another consultation and narrative development project with UCL (this time around a new mental health strategy), the start of a programme of senior staff consultations at the University of Nottingham as part of the next phase of our ‘StudentsFirst’ work in partnership with Communications Management, and preparing a final report on the brand and governance consultations for NECCR.

New business planning has also lead to some exciting conversations with the NHS, University of Manchester and Costa coffee at the start of what promised to be an exciting year. Meanwhile, Michael’s advisory work with the House of Lords continues this month too, alongside non-exec support for charities CASE and Tees Valley Arts.