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Showcasing Shropshire on the world stage
Last month, Shropshire was showcased to the world as part of the Midlands UK and Marches Local Enterprise Partnership presence at global real estate show MIPIM 2018.
The Midlands UK Pavilion, which Shropshire was based in, welcomed more than 4,700 visitors, a 57% increase on 2017’s event, which attracted 3,000. Visitors to the Pavilion included potential investors, property agents, developers and the media from more than 100 countries.
Shropshire Council Corporate Peer Challenge
As you will probably be aware, the council has asked the Local Government Association (LGA) to deliver a Corporate Peer Challenge which will take place from today (Monday 23 April) to Thursday 26 April 2018.
In preparation for the Peer Challenge, we have written a Position Statement which is shared with the Peer Team alongside supporting evidence, a proportion of which is specified by the LGA.
Our Position Statement has been developed over the past month, drawing on the feedback and comments that have been received from staff and councillors.
You can hear more about the Peer Challenge from the Chief Executive, Clive Wright, here.
The Corporate Plan
The Corporate Plan is a key component of the strategic framework for the Council. Here, you can hear Shropshire Council's Chief Executive, Clive Wright, talking about the importance of the Corporate Plan.
Promoting your service – the communications team can help!
Getting your stories in the media
It’s always brilliant to see or hear positive news about the council online, in a newspaper or magazine, or on radio or TV – it also helps the council to strengthen its brand.
The communications team can tell the media about you and your service, event or initiative, and handle any request from the media for information, photographs or interviews.
They can write and issue news stories for you to publicise your good news, or to counter potentially negative publicity or misunderstanding – and take photos/video to accompany the news.
And if they’re working with you on the launch of a new service, or a potentially contentious announcement, they can arrange a media briefing for you and the relevant Cabinet member.
Over the years they've have built excellent relationships with local reporters which can help to maximise the positive coverage that you receive. But they can also help to minimise any negative coverage, and help to deal with bad news if and when it breaks.
Communicating with staff
The team is also responsible for the corporate section of the staff noticeboards dotted around Shirehall, the new TV screens in the Foyer in Shirehall, and the lock screens on your computers.
These are being used to display important corporate messages, but they also offer you the ideal opportunity to promote what you do.
Want to know more?
Please get in touch with the communications team by emailing email@example.com or calling them on 01743 252826.