Hot off the press in August!

Hot off the press in August!

August has been another fantastic month for our clients. From thought-leadership features to awards shortlists, the last few weeks have been busy at Scriba HQ.

As always, grab yourself a brew and take a few moments to catch up on August’s highlights to see who has hit the headlines…

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Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2021 – shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards has been revealed! We are really pleased to announce that social enterprise Offploy has been shortlisted for the Community Impact Award.

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International oil brief for Yorkshire Agency

Integrated agency The Bigger Boat has been appointed by historic oil brand, Duckhams, to create a suite of international websites. The first to be produced is the UK site. Centred around the brand’s 122-year history, the site includes new imagery, animations and an interactive UK map.

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Britons missing out on £30,000 boost to pension over lifetime – are you?

Salary exchange not salary sacrifice! Keith Humphrey, CEO of Workplace Pensions Direct, recently discussed how the scheme can help Britons save more towards their pensions while paying less tax.

The agreement involves people voluntarily lowering their wage to avoid paying taxes on it. This means that their employer can pay the full amount – including what would otherwise have been taxed – into their employee’s pension.

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A skills crisis or an opportunity to drive change

Paul Dickens, COO of Shortlister. Discusses ways in which the industry skills gap in the tech sector can be addressed.

While the onus is on the government and educational institutions to address the technical jobs crisis through early career access and apprenticeships, this will take time to build. In the meantime, there is a transferable skills element that employers can uncover to help fill less technical roles, particularly within the commercial and service sectors.

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Re-platforming – the most overlooked piece in developing a successful digital transformation strategy

Clare Gledhill, operations director of digital, insight, and content at strategic communications agency CDS, shares her thoughts around re-platforming – notably why it’s often one of the most neglected elements and why it’s crucial to implementing an effective digital transformation strategy.

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Moves and changes – design industry news

Yorkshire brand consultancy The Engine Room has hired Natalie Smith as senior artworker, where she will work on assets across healthcare, tech and the public sector. Smith previously worked for EA Games and has developed projects for games like Fifa and The Sims.

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Movers and shakers: Scriba PR

Did you catch us in the press last month? We’re really pleased to have introduced four fresh faces to our team. In the wake of 16 client wins over the past year alone, we’re excited to welcome new talent to help us bolster our service offering and take on more strategic briefs.

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Tech that expands the customer and employee experience is vital for growth

John Shannon, partner director at Tiger speaks with Channel Pro to explore how technology is a vehicle for positive change and why it’s important to have data that drives an enhanced experience.

“As leaders look ahead to a post-pandemic future, it’s clear the channel has to collaborate and innovate to offer end-users that ‘differential’; the tools that empower senior leaders to improve their business and their teams to implement change.”

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Excellence in innovation awards shortlist announced

Held in conjunction with the Letsrecyle Live trade show, the awards celebrate the most innovative products and technologies that make a positive impact on the recycling sector.

ESE, Europe’s leading manufacturer of temporary storage systems for waste and recyclables, has been shortlisted for the ‘eight decades of championing the circular economy’ award.

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How to improve accessibility in communications

Lucy Beldon, head of planning and performance at CDS, speaks with Influence to discuss the importance of accessibility in communications.

Communication underpins everything we do as a society. Therefore, isn’t it right that everyone has a fair chance of understanding the messages which are presented to them? Whether it’s public sector directives or consumer interactions, accessibility and inclusion should form a core component of any forward-thinking organisation’s engagement strategy.

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Vapour launches Fortinet-backed SD-WAN solution

Tim Mercer, CEO of cloud technology specialist Vapour, speaks with Comms Business to discuss the launch of its Fortinet-backed solution. Earlier this year, Vapour launched an SD-WAN solution – powered by Gartner Magic Quadrant leader Fortinet – to integrate endpoint and network security for the hybrid workplace.

The solution is deployed as a software licence, with three levels of support available on a ‘price per user per month’ basis. It facilitates endpoint visibility and management, secure remote access for employees irrespective of location, and automated threat intelligence and response.

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Alternative fuel production – what’s they key to maximum margins?

UNTHA UK’s latest whitepaper is not one to miss! Looking into the waste to energy landscape and how to maximise margins from alternative fuel production. The waste to energy market has certainly experienced a ‘coming of age’ and UNTHA’s latest paper seeks to explore what’s next in this lucrative world.

Download your copy, here.

And that’s another month of PR done and dusted! We’re excited to see what September has in store for us as we enter the last quarter of 2021. See you again in just a few weeks!