A new year, a new decade and the pace of growth intensifies. Ongoing work with clients including UCL, University of Nottingham, Bangor University, University of Hull and The North East LEP meant more travel, more stakeholder consultation interviews and more reports & presentations to demanding audiences of executives and advisory board members this month. Work has ranged from civic engagement to student engagement; UK recruitment to internationalisation; and developing an innovation framework. Michael’s series of ‘in conversation’ video interviews (here) on the power of brand & storytelling with national consultants FJ Philanthropy attracted positive feedback across social media channels.

Our international network continues to grow too with partnerships in Chicago and Johannesburg with a focus on education and non-profit sectors.