June 6, 2023

Skipping into Summer

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Skipping into Summer


From new team members to new clients, the Conscious Communications’ (CC) HQ has been a hub of activity. Read some of the latest updates from the team below. 

Sophie Baillie, Associate Director, Head of Client Services:

April culminated eight months of work developing an educational research report for our client, ACS International Schools. From developing the quantitative and qualitative research to writing the report, designing it, and creating the communications plan, it’s been a journey! It’s definitely one of the pieces of work I have completed during my time at Conscious Communications that I am most proud of.

Hanna Garrett, PR & Marketing Manager:

Securing a swathe of coverage in national and global media for our client, Impington Village College and Impington International College. From The Telegraph, to i news, to Yahoo, I am always excited to pick up a newspaper or visit a website and see our client profiled to a national (and global!) audience.

Elle Roberts-Nissen, Head of Events:

Launching CC Live to celebrate one year of the official events department. CC Live is our experience-led service that focuses on developing one-of-a-kind concepts, offering intricate planning and exceptional execution. We have a number of events on the books for 2023 all with completely different briefs, this is allowing the team to put together bespoke proposals and explore more creative avenues in event delivery.

George Reader, PR & Marketing Assistant:

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been working hard to secure prizes ahead of this year’s FXP festival; our very own charity! We’ve been really successful in securing some amazing prizes for the winners from high-profile game companies… without giving too much away, they are prizes I’d want for myself!

Alison Taylor, Managing Director:

It has been thrilling to see the partnership we brokered through Cambridge 2030 between Cambs Youth Panel and Railpen develop and the plans for the first iGlu in Cambridge, created by the Panel’s young team, take shape with the help of Ridgelift – can’t wait to see it on-site in the coming months.

Rick Newman, PR & Marketing Executive:

The beginning of summer often heralds the start of events season and it was a joy to support our client with the delivery of the NHS East of England Armed Forces Community Conference. It has also been great to attend some of the amazing events that take place across our city and I particularly enjoyed joining other creatives at Cambridge Enterprise’s Creative Cambridge Annual Conference.

Zoë Scorer, Deputy Managing Director:

I returned from a year-long maternity leave in April and I am thrilled to be back with the team getting stuck back in. From providing strategic counsel on CC’s key retained clients to playing my part in organising Under the Stars, our invite-only summer party by CC Live and getting to know our new clients – it’s safe to say it feels like I never left!

Keir Taylor, PR & Marketing Assistant:

Having recently joined the team in February, I’ve been really excited to get stuck in supporting our clients. A real highlight has been working behind the scenes for Play Included – a brilliant client with a mission that really does make a difference to young people’s lives. Being a part of that in some small way has been a real privilege.

Gemma Cooper, Senior PR & Marketing Executive:

I have loved supporting our inspiring FIRST LEGO League competitions for local primary school children across Bristol and Peterborough as part of our work with international appliance manufacturer, Whirlpool. There is nothing more exciting than seeing the enthusiasm of children getting really stuck into STEM, and especially when LEGO robots are involved!

Ali White, PR & Marketing Director:

It’s been great to get back out and about, meeting current and hopefully new clients at conferences and events and catching up over coffee. In May, I joined the lovely RMI team at SNS Norwich and had a brilliant time. As the summer season amps up there’s already lots in the diary and I can’t wait to see friends old and new at all the different events coming up.

Tom Evans, Senior PR & Marketing Executive:

It’s been great supporting Cambridge City Foodbank over the last couple of months. In April, more than 100 Easter eggs were generously donated by the public, plus the team had a visit from Daniel Zeichner, the MP for Cambridge. Disseminating this news to the people of Cambridge was inspiring and a real pleasure!

David Hartley, PR & Marketing Manager:

I have been part of the CC team for just over two months now and what a journey it’s been already. Coming into a new environment with new clients, all of which are having a positive impact in their respective industries and communities, has been fascinating to learn about. I’ve been so impressed and I can’t wait to get stuck into more projects and use my time to make a meaningful difference.

Alan Beeson, Head of Design:

May saw the beginning of development work on Nord Anglia Education’s Oxford International College website, which follows our delivery of the Bucksmore Education website earlier in the year; also part of the Nord Anglia family. It’s such an exciting and interesting project to be part of as we head toward the launch in June.

Isobel King, PR & Marketing Executive:

Since joining Conscious Communications I have had the opportunity to contribute to lots of exciting projects. A highlight for me has been taking a deep dive into new subjects. From understanding and sharing how decarbonising HGVs can help the UK reach our net zero goals to a piece of education research on future skills for the work place! It has been very rewarding and interesting, to say the least.

Karen Roberts, HR Manager:

I joined the team in April and have been really swept away by the friendly, positive and focused work environment.  I am so pleased to be part of a team who take such pleasure in working with clients with a strong social mission.

Abbie O’Connor, Multimedia Designer:

I attended my first event with the CC Live team to capture photography of the day. We helped NHS England and West Essex and Herfordshire ICB to plan and deliver the East of England Armed Forces community conference. Being able to see firsthand the work that goes into these events by our team was great, especially for such an important cause.