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Friday, 14 December 2012

Accredited CIPR, Comic Timing and Public Speaking


Just filling in my CPD to maintain my Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR) Advanced Practitioner.
Not exacting the most compelling task on my desk. 
Every year I diarise to do it in quarterly chunks. But, I've done it again. I've left myself with a year's worth to log. 
At least I put all the useful downloads in one annual training folder. 
And that's the only stuff that gets logged - or a bit of it. Because I spent a heck of a lot of time in training. You'd think that 30 odd years of learning would have been enough to stuff my head with enough knowledge and practice to last a whole career, but I now understand remark my university professor at our last meeting: "The more you know, the more you know there is to know." Yup.
Just keeping up with interesting trends in content marketing, online PR and social media is a big chunk of my day.. but the results we're getting for clients keep growing and that's what will keep us in business.
At least my progress in Toastmasters is logged on their site. I must remember this year to include my Advanced Communicator' Silver award (ACS)- that includes completing the speech projects in an advanced manual I'd been dreading, but knew I needed to do: Humorously Speaking. I'm not a great joke teller, and that hasn't changed, but five speech projects.later, my humorous story-telling  suddenly snapped into place when I finally got the hang of comic timing - in the last project. 
Now I'm going for gold.
I wrote a goal a few years ago to develop into a professional public speaker. This year I've been invited to join two pro public speaking bureaux. Now that's progress and testament to the results that long-term training brings!


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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Thinking Outside the Box at PHPR



Colourful picture with visual pun
Thinking Outside the Box by Penny Haywood



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Redeem Tops CIWM's Waste Fast 30 as UK’s Fastest Growing Recycling Company
Falkirk, Scotland, UK.  Redeem Ltd is named as the UK’s fastest-growing recycling company. Redeem is a WEEE recycler of used electronics for mobile network operators (MNO) and corporate clients in nine European countries. The company specialises in making corporate social responsibility (CSR) easy for their clients and is a leader in driving sustainable business growth through innovation, empowerment and ethics.

The company has jumped from 6th place last year to take the no 1 slot in this year’s CIWM*'s Waste Fast 30 list, compiled by Catalyst Corporate Finance.
*CIWM - Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is the professional body which represents over 7,000 waste and resource professionals working in the sustainable waste and resource management sectors predominantly in the UK but also overseas.
Redeem refurbishes and resells or recycles high volumes of a wide range of IT and electronic equipment including mobile phones, tablets, MP3 players, sat navs, digital cameras, consoles, laptop computers, printer cartridges and games. Re-used electronic items are security and theft checked, data cleansed and sold in accordance with current legislation. Redeem has certified ISO 9001 & 14001 compliance as a specialist waste carrier and has won a number of local and national business awards.
The company is looking forward to future robust growth as smartphone and tablet computers make further inroads into traditional PC and laptop sales, and the arrival of superfast 4G products ushers in a new era for mobile handheld devices.
Claes Svensson, CEO of Redeem commented on the company's top position. “I am delighted that Redeem has taken 1st place in the Waste's Fast30 chart. Redeem operates in a market segment predicted to show substantial growth as corporates and consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental and economic benefits of electronics recycling.
“Redeem is an industry leader in environmental and marketing services for MNOs and corporates in the UK and increasingly in Continental Europe. The company has a history of innovation in providing sustainable solutions for its business partners. I am looking forward to continuing to oversee ambitious growth at Redeem and forging new partnerships which will deliver environmental benefits to clients whilst adding value to the customer lifecycle.”

CIWM's Waste Fast 30 Selection Criteria
Catalyst Corporate Finance ranks the fastest growing privately owned waste services businesses in the UK by revenue growth to compile the CIWM's Waste Fast 30 from UK registered private, independent and unquoted waste services companies with revenues in excess of £7.5 million for the most recent financial year. It includes entities that are part of wider corporate groups if more than 50 per cent of the total group revenues are generated from waste-related activities. Entrants are required to have filed three consecutive years of audited accounts at Companies House.

About Redeem
The Redeem group, founded in 1991, is an international environmental marketing services company. With 150 employees in Scotland, England and Hong Kong, the group provides sustainable, data secure, recycling services to MNO and corporate clients in nine European countries.
Redeem’s international clients includes mobile network operators, wholesalers, retailers, charities and direct consumers, such as O2 (Telefonica UK) and Sainsbury’s.
Redeem refurbishes and resells or recycles high volumes of a wide range of IT and electronic equipment including mobile phones, tablets, mp3 players, sat navs, digital cameras, consoles, laptop computers, printer cartridges and games.
All devices are reused or disposed of in accordance with the WEEE directive. Re-used items are security and theft checked, data cleansed and sold in accordance with current legislation.
Redeem has certified ISO 9001 & 14001 compliance as a specialist waste carrier and has won a number of local and national business awards.
Working with Redeem, O2 Recycle achieved the world record for the largest number of mobile phones to be recycled in one day (Guinness Book of Records). 


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Scottish Electronics Recycler Joins Sunday Times Fast Track 100


Falkirk, Scotland, UK. Redeem Ltd is in 41st place in the recently published 2012 Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. The list ranks Britain’s one hundred private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years.

Redeem enters Fast Track 100

The Fast Track 100 companies increased their sales by an average of 89% a year over three years (compared to 87% on last year’s table), from a total of £504 million to £2.7billion. Their combined operating profits were £206m in 2011/12, and more than half of the companies (59) increased their operating profit margins over the last three years.
Most of the six Scottish companies on the list were in the top half, ranking from position 8 to 56. All were on the list for the first time, joining 59 new entrants to the Fast Track 100.
Claes Svensson, CEO of Redeem said, “I am very pleased that Redeem has been recognised as one of the top 50 fastest growing private companies in the UK and it is a tribute to the hard work and entrepreneurship of our core team and staff. The Fast Track 100 is well known for fostering connections between the companies on their list:  we are looking forward to networking with our fellow listed companies to exchanging ideas and opportunities.”
Fast Track has recognised and rewarded the UK’s top performing companies since 1997.
Half of this year’s Fast Track 100 companies either operate internationally, or are planning to expand overseas in the near future. Redeem is a WEEE recycler of used electronics for mobile network operators (MNO) and corporate clients in nine European countries.
The six Scottish companies on the Fast Track list are from the central belt, apart from BrewDog which comes from Aberdeenshire. The six Scottish companies include two manufacturers, two retailers plus two service industry companies: consumer electronics recycler, Redeem and generator supplier & installer, Dieselec Thistle.  Redeem specialises in making corporate social responsibility (CSR) easy for their clients and is a leader in driving sustainable business growth on the back of the environmental and economic benefits of electronics recycling.

Redeem refurbishes and resells or recycles high volumes of a wide range of IT and electronic equipment including mobile phones, tablets, MP3 players, sat navs, digital cameras, consoles, laptop computers, printer cartridges and games. Re-used electronic items are security and theft checked, data cleansed and sold in accordance with current legislation. Redeem has certified ISO 9001 & 14001 compliance as a specialist waste carrier and has won a number of local and national business awards.
Fast Track 100 is compiled by Fast Track, the UK's leading networking events and research company, which focuses on top-performing private companies and entrepreneurs. Its annual national awards events and bespoke dinners provide an opportunity for the UK's leading entrepreneurs and directors to network and to meet the sponsors.

About Redeem
The Redeem group, founded in 1991, is an international environmental marketing services company. With 150 employees in Scotland, England and Hong Kong, the group provides sustainable, data secure, recycling services to MNO and corporate clients in nine European countries.
Redeem’s international clients includes mobile network operators, wholesalers, retailers, charities and direct consumers, such as O2 (Telefonica UK) and Sainsbury’s.
Redeem refurbishes and resells or recycles high volumes of a wide range of IT and electronic equipment including mobile phones, tablets, mp3 players, sat navs, digital cameras, consoles, laptop computers, printer cartridges and games.
All devices are reused or disposed of in accordance with the WEEE directive. Re-used items are security and theft checked, data cleansed and sold in accordance with current legislation.
Redeem has certified ISO 9001 & 14001 compliance as a specialist waste carrier and has won a number of local and national business awards.
Working with Redeem, O2 Recycle achieved the world record for the largest number of mobile phones to be recycled in one day (Guinness Book of Records). 



PR blog posted by Penny Haywood Calder at PHPR Ltd, Edinburgh, UK. URL: http://www.phpr.co.uk PHPR TV Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PHPRtv PHPR Ltd on LinkedIn Follow PennyHaywood on Twitter

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