Dawn determined to dance on despite unlucky break

The show will go on for brave Strictly Worcestershire contestant Dawn Owen, who will take part in next week’s charity dance spectacular despite breaking her left arm in training. Dawn tripped and fell during rehearsals with partner Gareth Keyte last Saturday but the pair are determined to perform their two dances, a rumba and ballroom routine, at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on Thursday, May 24. “I got my…

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Ex-England stars support World Cup PSA social

Former England World Cup footballers Steve Bull and Steve Hodge will be the special guests at a PSA testing event being co-hosted by Worcestershire Ambassadors and Worcestershire Advance in June. The event, which will include full coverage of England’s opening World Cup group game against Tunisia with analysis from ex-Wolves striker Bull and former Nottingham Forest midfielder Hodge, will be held at Worcester Racecourse on Monday, June 18 at 5pm….

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CGM Business Media Club Blog: Design and define

Some people shy away from personal branding because they think overt self-promotion isn’t for them or their organisation. Sorry, I just don’t get this. The safety of the pack is partly understandable – there’s a hermit in all of us – but if you keep a low profile why should anyone care who you are or what you do? There are no distinguishing features. Of course, there’s a mantra that…

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CGM blog: All about the Business Leaders Media Academy

At CGM, we’re really proud to launch our latest media training venture – the Business Leaders Media Academy – on Friday, May 4 (10am to 4pm). It’s Star Wars Day of course – may the force be with us! We believe the academy will be a real hit with anyone who needs to represent their business in public – whether they are a business owner, director, leader or CEO –…

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CGM Business Media Club blog: GDPR for marketing

GDPR – we know, we know. Yawn. Not again. Well yes… and no, actually. The understandable focus of General Data Protection Regulation is legality – protecting everyone’s valuable data within the boundaries of regulation. But GDPR can be more than mandatory obligation. It can – and should – be a communications opportunity. Think about it. GDPR provides a good reason for you to connect, or more likely reconnect, with people…

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Double hire for fast-growing Sprint Group

Midlands catering equipment specialist Sprint Group is continuing its expansion with the appointment of two sales managers. Matthew Francis and Simon Dann, pictured right, have been tasked with looking after key accounts and attracting new business. Mr Francis, who will focus on London and the South East, worked in magazine publishing before setting up his own company SJF Catering Equipment. He then spent 19 months with Swift Catering Equipment, working…

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Conference puts the voice of the child first in football

Speakers and delegates from across the UK and Europe attended the first Rebuilding the Belief Conference at CGM Media Centre in Worcester. The sell out event explored the positive ways in which English football can put the best interests of children first in football from grass roots to professional academies. University of Salford lecturer and Participation Through Sport founder Jameel Hadi got the ball rolling with his talk about what children…

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CGM blog: All about Inspire 2018

So what is Inspire 2018 all about? Quite simply and unsurprisingly it’s about inspiration. We all need a splash of inspiration sometimes and we all like a good story – so we’re combining those ingredients with an event comprising five top-notch true-life business stories told by people who have gone the extra mile or simply done something different, new and/or exciting. ‘I’ is the theme in Inspire 2018 too –…

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Conference turns spotlight on football youth development

An all-day conference exploring how to put the best interests of children first in football is being held in Worcester next month. The Rebuilding the Belief Conference will take place at the CGM Media Centre, home of Chris Green Media, in Blackpole East on Friday, April 13, and will feature six speakers and discussions about the English football academy system. Event host and speaker Chris Green, who is the author…

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CGM blog: Deconstruction at work

The big trend in brand design in recent years has been deconstruction. That means simplifying your brand – keeping it clean, visible, functional and subtle – not shouting too loud, using garish colours or being overtly abrasive. Take Apple. Their multi-coloured 1980s logo is long gone in preference to a gradual fade to grey and even a reversed-out white. In fact, you can barely see it on some Apple products…

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