September: Back To Porridge
With the arrival of a new school term, it was back to porridge and learning after a relaxing and sunny summer. As a Chartered Practitioner, Nicola is committed to continued professional development and she ended the summer and started the new season by attending an event hosted by CIPR Northern Ireland where Ed Canning presented an invaluable session on a guide to SEO for PR Professionals. She also attended the Chartered Institute of Marketing Summit in London which addressed ‘Unlocking the Power of Marketing’.
Television’s much loved Joe Mahon launched his first UTV series about Lough Neagh in front of an invited audience with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council just before the screening of the first episode. A total of eight programmes were broadcast but due to the success of the series two more episodes were added and there is hope of another series soon!
A major boost for local manufacturing company CCP Gransden came with the appointment by Jaguar Land Rover to a consortium prototyping a new electric specialist vehicle. It is the only Northern Ireland business involved in the £35m research project confirmed by Prime Minister The Rt Hon Theresa May MP at the Zero Emission Vehicles Summit in Birmingham.
NB Chartered Communications assisted in the promotion of a free event organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council commemorating the end of the Great War through poetry, music and dance. Claire McCollum narrated the emotionally charged ceremony bringing to life the poignancy of the impact that war had on the local community in Northern Ireland.
BBC Radio Ulster Gardeners’ Corner and Presenter David Maxwell visited Hillmount with their roadshow and children from the Hillmount Kids Gardening Club were in the audience to ask questions from the panel of experts.
The third annual Eastside Awards launched with brand new categories including a public vote.
Nicola was honoured to support Nuala Murphy, founder and CEO of Moment Health who was invited to ‘Pitch at the Palace’ in Ormeau Baths Gallery to pitch her business and passion of making maternal mental health mainstream to the Duke of York.