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Behind the Headlines: Why Cambridge’s dire diversity needed tackling by a music icon

20th August 2018

The ‘Stormzy Scholarship’ has brought concerns around the lack of diversity inside Britain’s most prestigious universities back under the spotlight. Our Senior Consultant, Kate Begg, looks at how Cambridge University can use this recent crisis as a springboard to elicit real change. What happened? Renowned grime artist Stormzy added an extra layer of excitement to […]

Gender Pay Gap: PR exercise or serious business commitment?

6th April 2018

This week, the gender pay gap has dominated news headlines as businesses rush to publish their figures ahead of the Government’s deadline. Now it’s been revealed that, on average, 78% of UK companies pay women less than men Ellie Riddles looks at what’s next for businesses who need to prove they are effectively tackling the […]

Philip Hammond’s Speech on EU/UK Financial Services: Deal or no Deal?

8th March 2018

Yesterday Philip Hammond outlined the Government’s ambition to include financial services as part of a wide ranging free trade deal with the European Union. Pagefield’s David Leslie analyses what this means for institutions and what to look out for as negotiations rumble on. What happened? Following the Prime Minister’s speech last week in which she […]

Oh Snap! Kylie Jenner knocks £1bn off Snap’s shares

5th March 2018

A single tweet from Kylie Jenner wiped £1bn off Snap’s shares, leaving investors confused and concerned. Olivia Crawford takes a look at what it means for Snapchat and assesses the growing trend of celebrities influencing stock markets.   What Happened? Recently, Kylie Jenner, the American reality TV star, social media personality and entrepreneur, tweeted: “sooo does […]

Behind the Headlines: Trinity Mirror pockets Northern & Shell portfolio

13th February 2018

Last week saw the long-awaited announcement that Trinity Mirror has agreed to acquire Richard Desmond’s premier press titles for around £200m. The landmark deal has raised eyebrows and generated debate over whether each paper will be able to maintain its editorial position at either end of the political spectrum.