What are the big issues businesses need to know about when dealing with the media today? How is the traditional media adapting to the unprecedented challenges from digital media? And what will be the long term effects of the EU ruling on the ‘right to be forgotten’ online?
These were among the wide range of issues discussed at the Canada UK Chamber of Commerce Media and Business Breakfast chaired by Roz Morris, TV News London’s Managing Director.
The event, which took place at Bloomberg in Finsbury Square in the City of London, on July 4th, heard from a panel of media experts working in Canada and the UK and with a global perspective.
Stephanie MacKendrick President MacKendrick & Associates International and former President Canadian Women in Communications, Poppy Trowbridge Business Correspondent Sky News, Matthew Campbell Deals Reporter EMEA Bloomberg, and Rosie Childs, Digital Media Manager MENA, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, all told theaudience about current trends in the media and how these affect business.
The audience included Gordon Campbell, the Canadian High Commissioner, as well as both Canadian and UK business people.
13 July 2014
Flexible working is very topical because The UK Government has just brought in a new legal right entitling all employees to apply for it.
For the first time ever all UK employees now have the legal right to request flexible working – previously this right was only for those with children under the age of 17 (or 18 for a disabled child) and certain carers.
This means all employers large and small will have to be better informed about flexible working hours and the practicalities of working from home, so the debate over whether this is good or bad for businesses continues.
TV News London achieved extensive media coverage for one of our clients, a businessman who is a supporter of flexible working and believes it give business an edge in the global competitive economy.
Through our Broadcast PR work we secured him interviews on national and international outlets including BBC Breakfast, ITV Good Morning Britain, Sky News, Reuters News and BBC Radio Five Live, as well as local radio coverage on Sky News Radio, LBC Radio, and BBC Three Counties Radio.
Are you a businessperson who wants to get into the media debate on issues affecting business? Contact - TV News London and use our skills to help you to get interviews with broadcasters.
ACAS Website link on new laws on flexible working:
The right to apply for flexible working applies to all employees after 6 months in a job.
07 July 2014