Strictly Worcestershire to support mental health initiatives

Annual dance spectacular Strictly Worcestershire has named its two charities for 2019. Proceeds from the black tie event, which will be held at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on May 23, will support mental health initiatives at Worcester Community Trust and St Paul’s Hostel. Julia Williams, vice-chairman of event organisers Worcestershire Ambassadors and the show’s executive producer, said: “We had many strong applications from charities in the county but…

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Duncan Edwards tribute room opens at Dudley hotel

Memories of the Black Country’s greatest sportsman, Duncan Edwards, were shared at the opening of a room in his name at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley. Seventy guests included Edwards family members, former team-mates from his youth, West Bromwich Albion’s FA Cup winning captain Graham Williams and the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Taylor.   Duncan Edwards Tribute chairman Jim Cadman and the hotel’s general manager Stuart Fleming spoke…

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CGM blog: Benefits of broadcast media training

Broadcast media interview training is high stakes stuff. If the first time you experience being in front of cameras and microphones is for real the outcome is likely to be unpredictable. Imagine playing football never having trained?  So, without practise a first-time broadcast interview can go brilliantly or badly – or (more likely) somewhere in between. Why take the chance? At least, not if you value your career, business profile…

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CGM blog: 4 reasons why public speaking can change your life

R-E-S-P-E-C-T – find out what it can mean to you. Many people fear public speaking yet the benefits are enormous if you learn to master the art. And let’s make one thing clear – public speaking IS an art – so it requires practise and perfection. Here are four good reasons why public speaking can make a difference to your business profile, career and reputation so is worth investing in….

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CGM blog: 5 good reasons to take media training

What are the benefits of media training and why might it boost your career or business? Here are five good reasons… 1. PROFILE AND REPUTATION Nothing will lift your profile higher than appearing on broadcast media on a regular basis. This can help grow your reputation by enabling you to show off your industry knowledge and expertise. But only if you’re good at it. If you want to get in…

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Business Media Club to support Worcester Foodbank

A monthly marketing club run by Chris Green Media has chosen the city’s foodbank as its charity for 2019. The Business Media Club, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in September, will be backing Worcester Foodbank through collections and visitor donations. CGM managing partner and club founder Chris Green said: “The foodbank is a cause close to our hearts and we’ve held numerous collections at club meetings and social events in…

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CGM blog: Let’s get 2019 started

If, like Nick Lowe, you love the sound of breaking glass then the crescendo of well-intentioned New Year promises and pledges being shattered by the second will be music to your ears. So, can we now well and truly get 2019 started and make it about you? Not in a boastful, self-obsessed kind of way – I mean by promoting your values, your ethics, your vision and your character to…

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BMC blog: Winning customers for the long term

The football transfer window closes this week and guess what? Lots of poor last gasp deals will be done as the mantra of ‘getting bodies in the building’ takes hold in a bid to win promotion, stave off relegation or otherwise. Trouble is, constant short termism means the same clubs will be doing the same things come the summer when the window re-opens with no discernible long-term stability. A better…

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CGM blog: Why Feelgood Fridays?

Lots of people can talk a good game – but doing is always more important. That’s why we’re launching Feelgood Fridays @ CGM in 2019. Wellbeing and mental health are burning issues of our times. The modern world is beating us and wearing us down. The endless expectation to communicate 24/7 – let alone the pressures of putting a roof over our heads and food in our mouths (and our families)…

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Stressed out workers targeted by Feelgood Fridays @ CGM

Chill out sessions aimed at reducing busy workers’ potentially dangerous stress levels will be launched in Worcester next month. Hosted by Chris Green Media, Feelgood Fridays will offer a blissful blend of mindfulness, meditation, head and shoulder massage, crystal therapy and poetry workshops for both men and women. Healthy refreshments will also be provided. CGM managing partner Chris Green said: “We see a lot of business people worn down by…

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