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Therapist and industry insider Jane Latham is helping us to all Feel Human at Work

During Mental Health Awareness week, Splendid invites all communications professionals to join a free emotional wellbeing webinar run by its Head of Wellbeing, Jane Latham, from 5-6pm on Wednesday 18th May.  It’s now just over six months since we launched our Feel Human at Work emotional wellbeing programme at Splendid, and I’m delighted that we’ve…

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We need to celebrate neurodiversity

“It’s time we all understand dyslexia properly as a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage” –  Sir Richard Branson   I am dyslexic, a learning disability that often leads to the perception that I’m not as clever as everyone else. The fact is, I use my brain differently from others, and process things differently. In…

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NEURODIVERSITY CELEBRATION WEEK 2022: COLLEAGUE Q&A

This week is Neurodiversity Celebration week, and earlier this month we hosted a panel Q&A with some of our neurodiverse colleagues, to learn more about their experiences and how Splendid can support any challenges, as well as making the most of their strengths. Here we have a snapshot of that Q&A discussion, where we heard…

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CRACKING PR: REFLECTIONS ON MY FIRST 6 MONTHS IN THE INDUSTRY

                                    I imagine many students are currently feeling the way I did around a year and a half ago, with the encroaching sense that it is time to figure out your next step, now studies are ending. In…

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We need to be talking about the menopause: Q&A with MD, Niki Hunter-Ekins

October is World Menopause Awareness Month but, even though women make up the majority in the PR industry (68%, PRCA Census 2020*), menopause is still not something that is openly talked about, in some cases still considered ‘taboo’. With the industry seeking to improve its approach to diversity and inclusion, we must aim for everyone to be heard, and their wellbeing taken into consideration. Menopause affects a larger proportion of the current PR workforce than we might…

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International Youth Day: Our Industry Must Give Youth a Creative Voice

Since the year 2000, International Youth Day has been held by the United Nations on 12th August to mark the contribution young people make in communities the world over in areas such as education, employment and social justice. This year’s theme – ‘Transforming Food Systems’ – highlights young people’s concerns surrounding how the pandemic has…

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Meet the trained scientist who transferred to PR

It’s 2020 and we’re in the thick of the pandemic. As one of the privileged few that got to go to my place of work, I load my antibiotic bone cement samples into the furnace in the lab. They’ve got to sit in there at a temperature of 800°C for nearly an hour – plenty…

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Why we must share the stories of marginalised groups 

On this day 28 years ago, Stephen Lawrence, a Black British teenager from south-east London, was brutally murdered in an unprovoked, racist attack. He was only eighteen, a young man, full of the dreams and aspirations expected at his age. However, his dreams were viciously ended when a group of racists took his life, simply due to the colour of his skin. Following the initial police investigation, five suspects were arrested but…

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‘Not All Men’ but ALL WOMEN: How can men take responsibility to support women and help them feel safe

The tragic loss of Sarah Everard has sparked an important conversation around the ongoing, daily struggles experienced by women across the globe. More importantly, it brought to light the issue at the heart of this – men’s behaviour. While it’s not all men involved, it is the responsibility of all men to be mindful of…

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Getting to know our new CFO, Damon Kelly

Last month we welcomed a new CFO into the Splendid team, Damon Kelly. Previously group CFO at Frank, Damon joins us at an exciting time as we drive forward ambitious growth plans for the agency, and his appointment has allowed our amazing former Finance Director, Jane Latham, to move into her new role as Head of Wellbeing (more on that coming…

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