Entries by Emma Davies

John Lewis Cribbs Causeway launches first ever charity pop up

Leading high street retailer John Lewis has partnered with St Peter’s Hospice, the Bristol based charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses, to launch its first ever in-store pop up for premium preloved ladieswear at their flagship Cribbs Causeway store from 12 to 29 March. The pop up will be fundraising for St Peter’s Hospice, […]

Scone Palace serves up Mother’s Day afternoon tea in style

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s favourite visitor attractions, is giving the chance for ladies up and down the country to celebrate Mother’s Day in style this year, with a decadent afternoon tea served in the grand state drawing room for the very first time. Falling on Sunday 22 March, Scone Palace will be welcoming mothers […]

Paw-some summer party at Scotland’s favourite visitor attraction

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s favourite visitor attractions, is set to welcome an array of dogs (and their owners) to an exclusive summer event on Sunday 28th June, at which four-legged friends will receive the royal treatment. Paws at the Palace, organised in partnership with Dog Friendly Perthshire, will feature doggy fun and games, competitions, […]

Bolton business finalist in North West family business awards

Nisyst, the Bolton based supplier of charity retail EPoS software, has been announced as a finalist for the Science and Technologycategory of the North West Family Business Awards 2020. Nisyst beat strong competition with a record number of 192 businesses entering the awards from across the North West region. As one of three companies shortlisted […]

Death remains one of the last taboos according to research

Death remains one of the last taboos in the UK, with a nation unable to broach the subject amongst family and friends, according to research undertaken by the UK’s first digital legacy vault, Biscuit Tin. The research, which questioned over 1,000 people from all walks of life, all over the UK, found that one third […]

Grieg Seafood commits funding to new business initiative aiming to halt deforestation in the Cerrado

A new global fundraising initiative aims to stop soy-related deforestation of the Brazilian Cerrado, one of the largest deforestation frontiers in the world today. Grieg Seafood joins Tesco and Nutreco in announcing their commitment to the funding today and invites other global companies with Brazilian soy in their value chain to join in the initiative. […]

VERDANT WORKS’ LONGEST STANDING VOLUNTEER CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY AT WINTER FAYRE

One of Verdant Works’ longest standing volunteers will be celebrating her 80th birthday this weekend, as Dundee’s award-winning visitor attraction launches its much-anticipated Winter Fayre. Lily Thomson, who has proved herself to be one of the attraction’s most dedicated volunteers over the last 23 years, has been involved in producing the first genuine Dundee jute […]

TRIO OF AWARD WINS FOR TAYFORTH PROPERTIES’ WATER’S EDGE

Water’s Edge, the new Grade A commercial office development at Dundee’s waterfront, has secured a trio of award wins, with the Tayforth Properties’ owned building claiming another accolade at this week’s Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning, one of the Scottish Government’s most prestigious awards. This follows hot on the heels of the recent prestigious […]

NEW ‘DEATH TECH’ PRODUCT AIMS TO ALLEVIATE END OF LIFE TRAUMA

An innovative new online product, Biscuit Tin, has launched, aiming to help people prepare for their death whilst leaving those family members left behind with peace of mind and minimal stress following their bereavement. Named after the old biscuit tin every family used to have for storing important documentation, Biscuit Tin is a secure digital […]

‘DEATH TECH’ ENTREPRENEUR AIMS TO ALLEVIATE END OF LIFE TRAUMA

An East Lothian based serial entrepreneur has tapped into the current ‘death tech’ trend by launching the UK’s first ever Digital Legacy Service. The innovative new online product, called Biscuit Tin, is aimed at helping people prepare for their death giving family members peace of mind and minimal stress following the bereavement. Named after the […]

GLASGOW TECH COMPANY IOPT STRENGTHENS TEAM TO FACILITATE GROWTH

Glasgow based tech company iOpt has further strengthened its team by making two senior appointments to help facilitate its ambitious plans for growth. Former Chief Executive of Stirling Council, Stewart Carruth, has joined the business as Operations Director, together with former Hewlett Packard software engineer, Jack Slater, as Head of Technology. Former summer intern Lewis […]

WATER’S EDGE WINS COVETED AWARD

Water’s Edge, the new Grade A commercial office development at Dundee’s waterfront by Tayforth Properties, has won a coveted award from the Dundee Civic Trust, celebrating the development’s outstanding contribution to the urban environment. At the awards ceremony held at the Dalhousie Building at the University of Dundee, Tayforth Properties’ Chris van der Kuyl collected […]

TAYSIDE SOLICITORS ACHIEVE COVETED INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY QUALIFICATION

Lindsay Kirkwood and Samera Ali, solicitors at Tayside based solicitors and estate agents Miller Hendry, have both achieved a coveted international industry qualification, the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland), and are now fully-fledged members of the organisation. STEP is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and […]

VERDANT WORKS EXTENDS ITS OPENING HOURS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Verdant Works, Dundee’s award-winning visitor attraction, is to extend its opening hours over the winter months due to popular demand. The increase in tourism experienced in Dundee since the launch of the V&A Museum has had a significant impact on the number of visitors received by Dundee Heritage Trust’s two popular visitor attractions Verdant Works […]

TV DOCUMENTARY SHINES A LIGHT ON DUNDEE’S FAMOUS SHIP

Dundee’s famous vessel, the Royal Research Ship Discovery, will be the focus of an hour-long television programme on Channel 5 this Saturday night (2 November) as part of their ‘Great British Ships’ series presented by Rob Bell. Entitled “Scott & Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure: The Discovery”, the documentary, which airs at 8.30pm, covers the ship’s rich […]

TAYSIDE SOLICITORS RAISE OVER £7K FOR CHARITY CASH FOR KIDS

Tayside based solicitors and estate agents Miller Hendry have raised over £7,000 for Radio Tay’s charity Cash for Kids, following a company challenge to complete the Dundee Kiltwalk in August. Nine staff from Miller Hendry’s Dundee and Perth offices were presented with a silver disc in recognition of their efforts at their Dundee office this […]

THE BATHROOM COMPANY’S EPIC BIRTHDAY VOYAGE RAISES £3K FOR CHARITY

The Bathroom Company, designer and supplier of luxury, high quality bathrooms and kitchens throughout Scotland, has raised £3,000 for mental health charity SAMH, by completing an unusual aquatic challenge to celebrate its twenty fifth birthday. The award-winning Edinburgh and Perth based company constructed a specially built craft, constructed from nine baths, and travelled from Glasgow […]

PEEBLES HYDRO TURNS WATER INTO GIN

Peebles Hydro, nestled in the heart of the Scottish Borders, has turned distiller as it launches a new gin, distillery and school, using water from its own hillside spring water.  The 1881 gin, named after the year in which the iconic hotel opened, uses the same water from the rolling Borders hills behind the hotel, […]

Our Cunningly Good Guide to….. Generating News Coverage

Want to raise your profile via media relations, but not sure what makes news?  Senior Account Manager, Emma Davies shares the seven key news values that determine whether a story is considered newsworthy Public relations in the form of media relations is a fantastically cost-effective way of gaining profile for your company or organisation. Although […]