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Entrepreneur sees sales of premium frozen curries rocket during pandemic

A Perthshire based entrepreneur has seen sales of his premium frozen curries rocket since the beginning of lockdown, with his company’s monthly turnover more than doubling since the beginning of March. Praveen Kumar Authentic Indian Cuisine was launched in April 2019, headed up by founder and restauranteur Praveen Kumar. The team, which has now expanded […]

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair announces it is to cancel the 2020 event

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, organisers of the Scottish Game Fair, has today announced its decision to cancel the 2020 event, which had originally been postponed until October due to the coronavirus crisis. In a statement released via the event’s website and social media channels, Hugo Straker, Chairman of the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, […]

Bite Sized Covid Media Tips: The Daily Mail

This is the fifth in our series of Bite Sized Covid Media Tips, designed to help you get thinking about the best way to get your business in front of the national media at this time. Like every business, the business of media has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with reporters and editorial teams […]

Cunningly Good Guide to new business development

New business development – why emotional intelligence is so important  Emotional intelligence in sales?  What is it and how does it apply to my business?  This blog will give you some guidance on how you can apply the principals of emotional intelligence (EI) to attracting new clients and business.    It helps to break it down into four main categories when […]

Industry Body Awards Local PR Leader Chartered Practitioner Status

Tricia Fox, Managing Director and founder of independent PR and Marketing agency Volpa, has been awarded ‘Chartered Practitioner’ status by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the communication industry’s leading professional body in the UK. The Chartered Practitioner status was awarded following an online Chartership Assessment day in which candidates were assessed on their […]

Bite Sized Covid Media Tips: The Sun

This is the fourth in our series of Bite Sized Covid Media Tips, designed to help you get thinking about the best way to get your business in front of the national media at this time. Like every business, the business of media has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with reporters and editorial teams […]

Scone Palace welcomes announcement to reopen gardens

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s most popular attractions, has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that their gardens can re-open to visitors on Wednesday 1st July. The move will allow for families to picnic safely in the Palace’s dedicated picnic area, as well as walk around the Estate’s extensive grounds. Visitors will still not be allowed […]

Bite Sized Covid Media Tips: The Sunday Times

This is the third in our series of Bite Sized Covid Media Tips, designed to help you get thinking about the best way to get your business in front of the national media at this time. Like every business, the business of media has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with reporters and editorial teams […]

Lockdown Photos reveal the “New Normal” for Volpa

Integrated communications agency Volpa has revealed a new photographic collection of team images created during lockdown by award winning press photographer Graeme Hart, owner of Perthshire Picture Agency. Volpa is the first agency to have adopted this new “through the screen” look photographically for their own marketing, even though TV advertisers and programmers have fully […]

Volpa Achieves Cyber Security Accreditation

Perth based full-service marketing agency Volpa has demonstrated its commitment to cyber security by achieving the Cyber Essentials Management Standard accreditation, meaning the agency fully complies with the requirements of the Government backed Cyber Essentials Scheme and is therefore protected against the most common cyber-attacks. Volpa completed its assessment in March, subsequently receiving a certificate […]

End of Life Digital Planning Tool wins Innovate UK Award

The UK’s first digital legacy vault, Biscuit Tin, has been successful in winning an Innovate UK award, part of a £40m boost to drive new technological advances, in a recent competition launched in response to the global pandemic. The competition for “business-led innovation in response to global disruption” which was announced among the first raft […]

Tricia’s 15 top tips for budding entrepreneurs

Tricia Fox, Managing Director of Volpa, shares her top 15 tips for entrepreneurs after 18 successful years in the business: 1. Learn to love outsourcing. You will never be good at everything, nor do you need to try to be. While it might be fun to be in charge of the whole ship, your time […]

OK Where now?

OK where now? You’ve made the decision to start up, but where to start is the real challenge? It’s OK, we’ve been there. We know how challenging it can feel. Don’t worry. If you’ve got a sound business idea, we can help you get that in front of your customers. You can focus on your […]

Industry Body Awards ‘Accredited Practitioner’ status to local PR professional

Emma Davies, Senior Account Manager with independent PR and Marketing agency Volpa, has been awarded ‘Accredited Practitioner’ status by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the communication industry’s leading professional body in the UK. The ‘accredited practitioner’ status is a hallmark of commitment to public relations’ professional excellence and is awarded to those who […]

Working with Siblings

Working with family can be challenging, as well as highly beneficial. To celebrate Brothers and Sisters Day on 31 May, Tricia Fox offers her five top tips to successfully work with siblings. 1. Be clear about your responsibilities right from the get go; clear job descriptions and lines of reporting are a must. In our […]

Bite Sized Covid Media Tips: Bloomberg

The is the second in our series of Bite Sized Covid Media Tips, designed to help you get thinking about the best way to get your business in front of the national media at this time. Like every business, the business of media has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with reporters and editorial teams […]

Bite Sized Covid Media Tips: The Business Desk

The media is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic in much the same way every business is, with reporters and editorial teams working remotely and many on furlough. Like every business, they have had to make changes too, and Volpa has been keeping up to date with those changes as they have happened. It is still […]