Ben Powell joins Hough Bellis as Account Director

Hough Bellis has appointed Catriona Gilmore as Account Executive as the company enters a new period of strong growth.

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WANTED: New team member – Account Director

Hough Bellis is looking for a new Account Director to help shape the next stage of our journey.
Over the last five years we’ve grown into one of the best-known agencies in the north, working on campaigns across UK government, regional government, housing, regeneration, the third sector and horticulture.

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WANTED: New team member – Account Executive

Hough Bellis is on the lookout for a new team Account Executive who can hit the ground running and help our excellent team continue to tell great stories.

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Nicola steps up to Account Director role at Hough Bellis

Hough Bellis Communications has promoted Nicola Douglas to the role of Account Director.

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Catherine Bellis Academy launches

Hough Bellis Communications has launched a new training academy named after its founder, Catherine Bellis.

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Catriona joins Hough Bellis as strong growth continues

Hough Bellis has appointed Catriona Gilmore as Account Executive as the company enters a new period of strong growth.

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In defence of silliness

Being a bit silly is a serious business. One of the first things I learned as a newspaper reporter was to never be scared of asking a question that might seem blindingly obvious.

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Video: the world’s favourite form of storytelling

No other area of comms has developed faster in recent years than video production.

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Hough Bellis and Studio 91 announce new partnership

Hough Bellis Communications has formed a new partnership with video production agency Studio 91.

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Are you Re-flex or Low-flex?

One of the silver linings of the Covid age has been its role as a change agent. It has forced us to challenge traditional beliefs on how we run and structure our organisations.

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Transparency is nothing to fear

The Government’s white paper on Social Housing (published this week) mentions transparency nearly 30 times.

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Liverpool charity launches first ever Merseyside Mental Health Week

Liverpool mental health organisation, Imagine Independence has teamed up with Hough Bellis Communications to launch the first ever Merseyside Mental Health Week.

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Do we need a Human Translate app?

There are times when bringing people along with you is the best way to get the results you need, and this is surely one of them.

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A winning smile

We’re feeling warm and happy at Hough Bellis right now. The reason? We’re super-proud to have won the PRCA Dare Award for Small Consultancy of the Year.

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How can our charities bounce back?

Almost every sector has been affected by the pandemic in some way. One area we hear less about is the charity sector, but charities have been hit incredibly hard.

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Let’s build something new

The old way was great for those who already had it good. It’s no wonder some are desperate to rush back to it.
For those who believe in people’s potential, let’s build something new!

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If you’re a leader, then you’re a storyteller

Think of the books you love. The songs that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The newspaper articles that boil your blood, or academic papers that make you pause for thought.

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Is lockdown allowing more people to have a voice?

The coronavirus pandemic has been frightening. For many people, it has been a lonely experience.

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Workplace evolution: standing on the cliff edge of change

Welcome to the new world of work. But a word of caution. We might just find that – once the dust settles – this brave new world isn’t that different to the old one.

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The power of human connection

Human connection. It’s probably not something we think about as part of our usual daily lives. We have our families, friends, colleagues, neighbours, people we chat to when we’re in the gym (or in the pub).

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