“I used to work in an agency, now I play piano in a house of ill repute…”

by Alex Silcox

Chief Client Officer
October 18, 2021

Roots Recommends: Journalists to Follow this Black History Month

Today I’m celebrating Black History Month by highlighting a selection of Black and biracial journalists who are blazing a trail.  Deciding who would make the cut from a long list list that includes Edward Enninful, Meena Alexander, Kenya Hunt, Baz Bamigboye, Alicia Adejobi, Funmi Fetto, Natalie Morris, Fayola Douglas and many more was not going … Read more

A leadership-defining party conference season

Both Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson faced a conference first this year. Starmer in his first major public outing since winning the leadership in April last year and Johnson in his first conference since securing a historic 80-seat majority almost two years ago. Both had difficult tasks in front of them. The Labour leader had … Read more

H+K London X Black History Month 2021: Our Pain is Real

‘Black people don’t feel pain’ is a statement that I and many people within the Black community have heard one too many times. This myth has affected our access to care and has systematically contributed to us being undertreated for pain. This stereotype is a hindrance, allowing medical racism to become more systemic. It is a … Read more

The grand narrative of the Conservative Party Conference

Boris Johnson has brought the Tory faithful to their feet as he delivered the high point of the annual Tory ‘cheek-by-jowler’. His enviable ability to turn weaknesses into strengths – petrol shortages into an argument for wage growth and controlled immigration – continues to confound critics who can’t put their finger on whether the man … Read more

Reflections from the Conservative Party Conference

Greetings from a wet and windy Manchester and the Conservative Conference. The vibe the organisers are going for is “business as usual” and, on the face of it, it is working. After last year’s virtual conference, the Tory faithful have gathered in person to pledge allegiance to the Prime Minister. Their ranks have been swelled by … Read more

Less is more for the Conservatives next week

The Conservatives will assemble in Manchester over the weekend for the last of this year’s party conferences. For those not in Manchester, be prepared for a damp squib. More often than not, the pressure is on for the party leadership to have a good conference and ‘reset the narrative’. This year though, the Conservatives will … Read more