About Chris Taylor

Chris is the MD. He’s a PR man – likes dealing with big issues and complex challenges where engaging communities, working with stakeholders and talking to the media are critical for success. You might come across him at a CIPR Council meeting or speaking at an industry conference. Never been known to frequent the bar afterwards. Passionate about PR and comms showing it can deliver a real return on investment through proper evaluation.
23 10, 2018

Northern Spire: Hard hats and sequins – the secret to successful infrastructure communications

2018-11-06T09:18:17+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

Karen and Chris are heading back to Sunderland shortly to do a joint event with Sunderland City Council's communications team about all things Northern Spire from a PR perspective. If you like the sound of that you can book a ticket on the CIPR North East eventbrite site and read on below to find out [...]

23 10, 2018

Twitterstorms, Facebook meltdowns, Instagram explosions – how do you handle a crisis on social media?

2018-11-06T08:51:14+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

What are the golden rules for managing social media in a crisis? Our MD Chris Taylor takes a look at how the UK public sector is leading the way and picks out his five top tips for using social media in a crisis.  This article first appeared in ESPO's Spotlight magazine.  If you work in the public [...]

19 10, 2018

Northern Spire to provide inspiration as DTW MD joins speakers at project management conference

2018-11-06T09:22:54+00:00October 19th, 2018|

DTW MD Chris Taylor will be speaking at the Association for Project Management conference in Manchester on 7th November. Chris will be joining Duncan Ross Russell, Regional Director at Faithful+Gould, to showcase Sunderland City Council's award-winning Northern Spire project and pass on lessons learned to other project managers from around the UK. Chris and Duncan [...]

27 09, 2018

Client survey feedback – it’s good for your ears, your soul and your business plan

2018-10-04T13:46:57+00:00September 27th, 2018|

Every year we do a client survey – one of those jobs it’s easy to put on the back burner or forget about. To put it simply – make sure you don’t! We get client feedback all the time – whether that is anecdotal whilst ‘on the job’, more formally in client review meetings, [...]

20 09, 2018

DTW MD Chris Taylor re-appointed to CIPR Council

2018-09-21T10:48:04+00:00September 20th, 2018|

Hi - Chris here - I've just been appointed to the council of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (no election needed this year). The CIPR is an important body that leads the PR profession, not just in the UK but across the globe. A copy of my CIPR candidate statement is below. All comments and [...]

17 09, 2018

Colourful fund-raising for Teesside Hospice

2018-09-17T15:45:48+00:00September 17th, 2018|

Chris and Lorna decided to take a colourful approach to fund-raising this weekend. They were each joined by their daughters to raise money for Teesside Hospice as part of its annual 5K Colour Run in Stewart Park in Middlesbrough on Sunday morning. As you can tell from the photos it was a quiet, uneventful day [...]