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So far Lorna McAteer-BIngham has created 18 blog entries.
5 05, 2016

Community engagement – it’s all gone quiet – that’s a good thing right?

2016-07-13T10:05:35+00:00May 5th, 2016|

That depends. How proactive have you been in identifying and engaging with the people and communities who care about the area where you are looking to developing new infrastructure. Most people and communities lack the opportunity, time, energy and enthusiasm to engage in a lot of debate – and low levels of participation and engagement [...]

11 04, 2016

Communicating to beat the energy challenge

2016-11-01T11:26:30+00:00April 11th, 2016|

Energy. Yep - we all need it. Green energy. Even better. Energy infrastructure in the filed behind your back garden? Oh, hang on, most people not so keen. OK then, you must be up for paying higher bills to cover the increasing costs it would mean to replace pylons with underground pipes etc.? Er, what [...]

30 03, 2016

Work experience at DTW – an outside perspective

2016-11-01T11:26:30+00:00March 30th, 2016|

Last week we had the pleasure of Rachel Frost – a third year PR student at the University of Sunderland – joining us for a week of work experience. Here’s a newby perspective of week one at DTW – thanks Rachel! My first day at DTW started a lot like I anticipated, with one of [...]

13 03, 2016

DTW listed on new NHS framework

2016-07-13T09:59:47+00:00March 13th, 2016|

Health sector communications has never been under more pressure. We say it every year – and it’s true every year. Budget squeezes, the context of junior doctors on strike and at odds with the Health Secretary and the need to put that well worn phrase of ‘doing more with less’ into practice mean that health [...]

20 02, 2016

Ofsted – the good the bad and the ugly of dealing with a tough new grade

2016-11-01T11:26:30+00:00February 20th, 2016|

You know that your next Ofsted inspection is due in a couple of months. The staff are stressed, it’s a critical time for influencing potential children and parents from next year’s possible intake, and you know that the trend from Ofsted inspections is for schools and colleges to drop one if not two grades. Sound [...]