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8 11, 2018

DTW joins Northern Spire team to share tips on ensuring project success

2018-11-09T14:23:37+00:00November 8th, 2018|

The link between communications and PR and good project management is something we’re passionate about, so put us in a conference full of project managers and our ‘inner nerd’ starts to really show. This week DTW joined the Northern Spire team at the Association of Project Managers’ Power of the Profession conference in Manchester. [...]

20 10, 2018

It’s a 10! When the project you love takes centre stage on BBC Strictly

2018-11-01T08:54:30+00:00October 20th, 2018|

There are times in PR and communications when something pretty amazing happens – and for our Northern Spire team, and particularly me, that time has been this week. After all, it’s not every day you manage to get your client’s brand new landmark bridge in front of 11million people on the biggest show on [...]

5 09, 2018

Northern Spire opening hits the heights

2018-09-05T15:29:18+00:00September 5th, 2018|

Last week was quite a week for team DTW, and a career highlight for me, personally. After three amazing years of working with Sunderland City Council and contractor Farrans Victor Buyck Joint Venture on the city’s new impressive cable stayed bridge, Northern Spire finally opened to traffic. Our role throughout had been to use [...]

5 11, 2015

People, compassion and good PR

2016-11-01T11:26:30+00:00November 5th, 2015|

Karen Westcott, DTW PR Manager, looks at the key ingredient into the best PR responses to adversity. Public relations and the management of reputation is often heavily criticised and the butt of ill-informed jokes, particularly when it comes to discussions around politics, the need to save money and hiring ‘unnecessary and expensive’ consultants. Too often [...]