Hitting hard

Elections in the US can be hard fought at the best of times.

Some of the party political broadcasts go straight for the jugular. However, the recently formed Lincoln Project are taking hard hitting to new levels. The group is made up of key Republicans who have had enough of Donald Trump and want him out.

You would think that they would hold back as they are in essence attacking a fellow Republican, but nothing could be further from the truth. Their series of hard hitting videos has gone after Trump at a personal level as well as his policies and style. It certainly feels like they are having an impact too.

We’d encourage anyone interested in political campaigning to check them out. We wonder if this hard hitting style will makes its way to UK shores?

https://lincolnproject.us/

Support Scottish business

The pandemic has been a horrible situation in so many different ways, including for business and the economy.

As we start to ease out lockdown and the Government manages that process, more and more businesses are looking to get back up and running. One way that the Scottish Government could help small businesses is to look at their procurement systems and see if immediate changes could be made to support more local businesses.

Many Government contracts have been awarded to large multi-nationals, with smaller indigenous Scottish businesses excluded. Now would be a good time to look for ways to award more work to local business to support them which would in turn lead to more job creation and improvements to the local and national economies.

Getting back to business

We are in the early phases of getting back to a form of normality. It is important to recognise that respective Governments have been making difficult decisions at every stage with the important objective of keeping us all as safe as possible.

As we slowly ease from lockdown, it is clear that this will, quite rightly, be based on scientific and health advice. However, whilst we can wait for Government to ease restrictions, we can also help influence the process. Government is willing to listen to business. They welcome evidence and research that advocates a case for sectors, businesses or organisations to open up.

We can assist you in building and advocating your case to get your business or sector moving. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Still here to help

We’ve continued to support our clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are used to flexible working and have always had the technology in place to work remotely, at home, or from most locations.

If you need comms, PR, strategic advice or other related services or support, we are here to help. Get in touch using this website and we’ll get back to you.

Above all else, stay safe.

Our Scottish American friends

Unfortunately, neither Henry McLeish or Iain McMenemy were able to attend any Tartan Day or Scotland Week events in the US this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scottish Americans take great pride in celebrating their cultural and family connections and the events they hold in April are always a joy to be part of.

Understandably, events were curtailed this year, but we look forward to visiting again in future years, meeting up with the many friends we have made, and continuing to celebrate the ties that bind us and the shared history between our nations.