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Sheffield’s fabulous sculpture trail is back. And this year it’s all about the bears!   Following the success of the elephant trail in 2016 The Children’s Hospital Charity has taken to the streets of Sheffield once again this summer.   Bringing together businesses, communities, artists and schools, this creative and visionary public arts exhibition is […]

The hybrid workplace; a...

Over the past year most businesses were forced to shut down any in-office operations in favour of remote working while the country battled with the pandemic. However, in recent months, and thanks to the valiant efforts of the NHS and volunteers to deliver on the vaccine roll out, many have started to introduce a hybrid […]

Sheffield’s Industrial Transformation

To celebrate last months’ local and community history month, our Junior Account Executive, Isabella Storey, reflects on Sheffield’s industrial history. When you think of Sheffield, many will see refer to it as the ‘Steel City’, arousing images of looming factories in a desolate northern city. If we travel back to the beginning of Sheffield’s famous […]

Bouncing Back

The Sheffield Star reported that the city is ‘bouncing back’ following the lockdown period, citing a surge in demand from independent shops and restaurants. The start of a new retail age following the pandemic? I do hope so. As someone who has (inadvertently) worked directly, and indirectly, in retail over the past 30 years (I […]

The Queen’s Speech 2021

Once a year the Queen attends the House of Lords to deliver a speech. Perhaps one of the most widely watched political events in the calendar, she takes this opportunity to outline the governments’ priorities for the months ahead. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, this year was no exception. So, what does 2021/22 […]

Case Study – NEBRC:...

Overview: MK was approached to support the launch for the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) in early 2020. A unique partnership between the police, private sector and academia, the NEBRC was launched to help businesses within the region fight against cybercrime and online fraud. Indeed, it is estimated that highly organised online criminal industry […]

5 Tips for Networking...

For those like me who have kickstarted their career within the past year, you’ll be well aware that the ways of working that we have been introduced to are far from normal. Whilst it’s true that all I’ve ever known since entering the communications industry in January is Teams calls and one-off trips to a quiet office, it won’t be a surprise […]

Coronavirus: One Year On

On the 23rd March, exactly one year after the UK was plunged into our first lockdown, one minute’s silence was held to remember all of those who lost their lives over the past year to Coronavirus.  One year, and 115 million global cases later, there isn’t a person who hasn’t been affected by the social, economic and political instability that has […]

The Importance of Timing

Any fly on the wall of MK HQ will often hear me boring my team about the importance of timing when it comes to a successful PR plan. I’m not talking about the editorial deadlines of the local newspapers, or the best time to push out a Linked In post (although they are also equally […]

Recovery, recovery, recovery

Read our latest blog by our Managing Director, Caroline Woffenden.  Last weeks’ budget outlined the ‘path to recovery’. Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, prioritising growth and incentivising investment with £65 billion allocated to revival measures. Inevitably, tax rises will follow to help […]