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The Times They Are a-Changin’

Times they are a changin’ Come gather ‘round people, wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone If your time is worth savin’ you’d better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changin’ This […]

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18/9/2018

CommsUnplugged and me

Last weekend I found myself in a field in Dorset as a non communications professional amongst the delegates of CommsUnplugged 2018. In fact this was my second time ‘in the field’ and despite my dislike of camping and lack of comms background I found myself more than happy to be back amongst it. A change delivery professional […]

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1/7/2018

Enjoying the splash – 5 lessons from making the jump

Sometimes dates just creep up on you. All of a sudden it’s 1st July 2018. The sun has been shining for what seems like months and for me it’s a milestone – a year since I left the civil service and joined Perago-Wales. Other than knowing I am hugely fortunate to be able to spend […]

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7/6/2018

Could you escape….The Breach?

Breakout games have become more and more popular with over 70 in the UK alone. What if we could bring an escape room into Welsh Water as part of our campaign to raise awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? We knew that to really embed GDPR and create a culture of data privacy by […]

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7/1/2018

General Data Protection Regulation – compliance threat or transformation opportunity?

As we go into the first full working week of 2018 we have entered the year that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. On 25 May 2018 all organisations, of whatever size or industry, will need to comply with the new regulation. A quick online search will give you access to plenty […]

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21/11/2017

Community Housing Cymru Annual Conference

Last week we attended Community Housing Cymru’s (CHC) Annual Conference in Cardiff. As CHC commercial members we were keen to learn more about the challenges and opportunities for the sector, particularly in the digital transformation space. Looking at the regional context in which housing associations and other housing sector organisations work, Wales is small enough […]

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30/10/2017

The Transformation ‘Gotchas’

When I was asked to guest blog some thoughts on change management I initially thought I’d wax lyrical about PROSCI and ADKAR (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement) and how we need to elevate Change Management as a profession not something any gifted amateur can have a go at and how we need more qualified organisational psychologists…but no-one wants […]

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2/7/2017

Introducing Victoria Ford

This April marked 23 years for me as a civil servant and got me reflecting as milestones often do.  When I walked into Dover West Docks to start my Immigration Officer training in April 1994 I had no idea about where my career would take me and, being young, didn’t really care that much. It […]

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8/6/2017

The Growth Factor

‘Technology is the golden thread that runs through the whole project’ the words of Councillor Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea City Council and the Swansea Bay Region Deal at the Swansea Bay Futures ‘The Growth Factor’ event. Councillor Stewart shared the stage with Mark James of Carmarthen Council in a physical demonstration of words shared with us by the previous […]

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