It’s the most magical time of the year… I love this time of year. That sense of expectation in the air, the sense of anticipation about the people we’ll see and the parties we’ll enjoy, all those boxes just waiting to be investigated, the travel plans, the anxious planning of footwear and bulk buying of … Read more The Most Magical Time of the Year: Preparing for CES, Of Course!
From robots and rugby to talks and trophies, find out what the H+K office has been up to in London in the past week. As part of H+K’s HER series, Wednesday morning began with an inspirational talk from businesswoman and stand-up comedian Julia Streets. Before setting up Streets Consulting, a business development, marketing and communications … Read more What we’ve been up to in London – 1 December 2017
The London office has been very busy with pop-up events this week, starting with a coffee-powered London bus near Waterloo Station, and ending with a walk-in bubble installation near Liverpool St featuring mini-golf and a Love Island finalist. This Monday the Retail + Leisure team told the latest chapter of Shell’s Make the Future story – an … Read more What we’ve been up to in London – 24 November 2017
Philip Hammond vowed to make Britain a “country fit for the future.” Today, in his make-or-break Budget he sought to explain his visions for the way forward for economic growth as well as protect his own fate. Eurosceptic Conservative MPs have been looking for evidence that Hammond is more upbeat on the UK’s future outside … Read more Autumn Budget 2017: Did the Chancellor achieve his balancing act?
Transport has rarely featured so prominently in a Budget. Today, the Chancellor covered all the bases on transport at the front of his Budget speech: from infrastructure and new technologies to air quality and devolution. This prominence is for two reasons: firstly, the Chancellor clearly believes that there are productivity and economic gains to be … Read more Autumn Budget 2017: Transport for today, not tomorrow
The Government has pledged in recent years to deal with high energy bills, and in this autumn’s Budget they have found one way of preventing costs from rising, at least on paper: they have simply not included anticipated plans for the successor to the support framework for low carbon generation. Despite expectations the Treasury would … Read more Autumn Budget 2017: Testing times for energy
In the lead up to the Budget, Philip Hammond faced intense pressure from all directions: difficult economic forecasts, public services under pressure and, of course, Brexit. Nevertheless, he began his Budget speech with a clear message: Britain is looking forwards, not backwards. The Budget focused on seizing opportunities and creating a clear vision for what … Read more Autumn Budget 2017: Change, challenges, contingency planning, but little for financial services sector
Unsurprisingly, spearheading criticism around the Budget is the Labour Party, whose press team was quick to claim “Philip Hammond and the Tories have no answers to the challenges facing our economy and sadly, its working people who will suffer.” Further criticism came at the mentions of both air quality and housing, which, according to Labour, … Read more Autumn Budget 2017: The Twittersphere has spoken
In a bid to bring the youth vote back to the Conservative Party, Philip Hammond set out a raft of policies aimed at easing the cost of living of those who, in the last election, overwhelmingly voted for Labour. This sudden push for the youth vote came off the back of a YouGov poll, showing … Read more Autumn Budget 2017: A budget for the millennial
Philip Hammond is not particularly renowned as one of the House of Commons’ great wits, but he littered his Autumn Budget speech with dad jokes. Taking aside the question of whether the Budget is the place for a stand-up routine, these were our top four: 1) The Hammond-May cough skit In a playful nod to … Read more Autumn Budget 2017: The best man’s speech