Monthly Archives: July 2014

New chapter at Ethos public relations

We have always had a global, open view on the world and after more than 16 years of trading from central Manchester and Chester we have moved further south to Shropshire.

Cae Glas Park,   Oswestry, Shropshire

Cae Glas Park, Oswestry, Shropshire

Even when based in the North West, our clients have always spanned the UK, from Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland for example, across to Belfast and down to London and the South East. We have even worked across the water in Norway, Switzerland and Brussels, so we are no strangers to serving our clients’ needs wherever that should be.

Over the past 16 years we have seen a massive change in the way media relations and marketing are delivered; we can still remember having to send (usually black and white) photographs to newspapers in the post. A few years later it was possible to fax information through to newsdesks, although the photos still had to be posted.

Later still, technology had advanced enough that some journalists had an email address and in the early 2000s we even introduced live website updates from an event we were working at – that was long before Facebook and Twitter, if, like us, you can remember those days.

Thanks to technology, it is possible to manage a successful PR, marketing and communications business from almost anywhere in the country and what better place to have an office than Shropshire, one of England’s most beautiful counties?

Since setting up in Shropshire, we have been busy making links with local businesses that can support us, but we won’t be leaving behind our friends in Manchester. The very same technology that means we can work in Shropshire means we can also commission work from suppliers around the country, so it’s a win-win situation.

Our two latest clients – London Capital Credit Union and charity COFEPOW – can be assured of the same high quality service from us as any Shropshire based business looking for effective public relations and communications support.

So here’s to a new chapter in the Ethos public relations story.

Donation to help offer affordable finance

London Capital Credit Union logoA donation of £10, 000 to London Capital Credit Union will help bring affordable loans to those in the shadow of the City of London’s financial centre.

Linklaters, a leading global law firm, has made the donation to help spread the word about credit unions and affordable credit. The donation is part of Linklaters’ commitment to making a positive impact on the neighbourhoods they operate in and providing business support to marginalised communities in areas around their offices.

Speaking about the donation, Martin Groombridge, Manager at London Capital Credit Union (LCCU), said: “As a community based financial organisation we are always keen to work with others to help bring our services to more people in need of debt advice and affordable credit.

“We will be using this donation to promote the credit union to many more people in the communities in which we operate, helping to bring affordable financial services to those who need them and keeping people out of the clutches of payday lenders and loan sharks.”

Matt Sparkes, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility at Linklaters, said: “As a Living Wage employer, we recognise the importance of ensuring all of our people can maintain a good quality of life. Our investment in LCCU strengthens this commitment by enabling them and others to borrow at fair rates and with a lender who is focused on their wellbeing. We would urge other businesses to also show that they want the best for local people and so invest in this important initiative.”

To find out more about becoming a member of London Capital Credit Union, please visit www.credit-union.coop.