National Award

2011 was a great year for TPW as we picked up many new clients and made some great contacts and friends.

The highlight of the year was definitely our nomination for a CIPR Award (Chartered Institute for Public Relations) for the work we did on the dental health campaign in Blackburn with Darwen. Our ‘Stop the Rot’ concept which ran out back in the first half of 2011, was put forward and shortlisted in November for ‘Campaign of the Year’.

high times

As most of our esteemed friends and associates are more than aware, this weekend just gone was my main event. I took off to Cark Airfield at Grange Over Sands, to throw myself out of a plane at 14,000 feet to raise money for stray dogs. Prophecy fulfiled!

Not off to a great start – we pitched tents friday in the middle of a mild thunderstorm with only several bog rolls, a bottle of Jagermeister and a dozen tea lights to keep us occupied. The weather didn’t improve either for saturday, so followed a big night in Grange Over Sands on saturday to drown our sorrows. It wasn’t until 8.00am on sunday that I could finally experience the pleasure (and rush) of freefall at around 120 mph on my very first skydive, what better a way to ride out your sunday morning hangover?!

I’d like to extend our personal ‘thanks a mill’ once again to everyone who made donations and made it happen. Here’s the proof just for the sceptics (you know who you are):

HIVE

Welcome to HIVE, Pennine Lancashire’s latest Creative and Digital Industries Network. This event is all about you. Come and meet the rest of your creative community and find out who else shares your dreams and challenges. Come and start to make new relationships. Launch event takes place on Thursday 24th April 2008 5.30pm – 8.00pm at KoKo’s Club, Burnley. Places are limited, please contact mary.msl@btopenworld.com or CALL 0800 977 6027 for more information.

Please sponsor

Helen Cooper from Designed Living is running the BUPA Great Manchester Run on 18 May 2008. Helen and her friend Jo have decided to support Guide Dogs, and would be really appreciative if you would support them and give her the boost she needs to take on this task. Donating through Just Giving simple, fast and totally secure. Guide Dogs will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

Pecha Kucha Night

The Forum : Winckley Street : Preston
Speakers from 6.30pm : Networking from 8.30pm
Entry Free : Register here

(taken from Group Hub)

Pecha what? A global phenomenon with its roots in the Japanese create scene, Pecha Kucha is a fast and furious presentation format designed to condense large portions of inspiration, information and insight into a dainty selection of creative canapes.

This event will feature 6 speakers (TBC), mostly from our own ranks, each delivering a 20-slide presentation based on things that inspire them. The rub is that each speaker will have only 20 seconds to wax lyrical about each image before it moves to the next. Result: a bite-sized creative concentrate of 6 minutes 40 seconds and huge dollop of comic potential. Creative karaoke? Kinda.