Britain's 80 million ash trees are at deadly risk from ash dieback, a virulent fungal disease that has swept across Europe. At the last count, 100,000 UK trees have already had to be destroyed. Finally on Monday, the government banned the importation of ash trees and pledged to do all it could to contain this "devastating" disease. Many say they should have acted sooner, blaming a lack of decisive action on cuts in funding for research into plant and tree health and pointing out that the Forestry Commission’s budget had been cut by 25%. Here, our crisis team offer their top tips for handling an environmental crisis.Read more >>
Following the departure of Bob Diamond this week, Barclays shareholders have become the latest group to demand large scale revisions to the company’s investment banking division.
This follows closely on the heels of the rejection of Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay packet. His £13million deal was recently kicked out by some 60 per cent of a shareholder vote and he is the latest blue-chip boss to suffer pay packet protests following similar moves at Aviva, Cairn Energy, Pendragon and Trinity Mirror.Read more >>
So, here we are!
Welcome to the new blogsite for the Corporate Practice of College Hill (part of the College Group), one of the fastest growing international business communications consultancies in the world. With 16, (and counting!), wholly owned international offices, our corporate practice is very much a growing force, specialising in reputation management – developing, growing, as well as protecting – for national and international clients.Read more >>