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Yellow Jigsaw delivers lockdown support to UnLtd grant winners

February 8, 2021 by in category Client Work, Communications, Passionate Pair, Social Value

We’re delighted to be working with UnLtd to deliver a series of workshops to support UnLtd grant winners to develop their PR and communications skills during lockdown. The team will be delivering online, interactive and practical workshops throughout February and March on the subjects of mastering social media, working with the press and an introduction […]

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Yellow Jigsaw appoints a new account manager to continue growth of our client portfolio in 2021

February 2, 2021 by in category Client Work, Communications, Passionate Pair, Social Value

We are delighted to have appointed a new account manager to join the Yellow Jigsaw team – as we gear up for growth in 2021. Sian enjoys building and maintaining strong client relationships through great communication and is passionate about customer service excellence. She has 30-years’ experience in customer focussed roles, training, and project management. […]

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Highlights (yes, there were some) from 2020, big thank yous and plans for next year

December 22, 2020 by in category Client Work, Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

As we close the YJ doors on 2020 and prepare for a break from helping amazing organisations tell their stories and news, we thought we’d share a few of our own.   We’ve never felt prouder of being a part of the social enterprise sector as we have done this year. As the pandemic forced organisations […]

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Is this the future of business? New data shows Greater Manchester social enterprises are on the rise to ‘build, back, better’

November 19, 2020 by in category Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value

From credit unions, support services, recycling and photography, social enterprises make-up almost 3,500 businesses in Greater Manchester. That accounts for 4% of all businesses across the region and they are on the rise – with more entrepreneurs becoming socially conscious and community focused. There have been more than 500 new social enterprise start-ups since November […]

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Special delivery for the PM from our Media Cubs mini reporters

July 23, 2020 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, PR

We could not be prouder of our Media Cubs mini reporters. It has been a rocky road for these Y6 pupils through the pandemic but school is now out for summer and it’s a wrap on their Media Cubs #RaiseYourHand campaign. Our mini reporters, led by Aisya, Sam and Jack, have conducted a successful campaign […]

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We need actions not just words to avoid ‘metropolitan elite’ media trap

July 23, 2020 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, PR, Talking About My Generation

This week, Culture Minister John Whittingdale warned the BBC about pandering to the “metropolitan elite” of Manchester, as part of discussions about the future of the licence fee. Whittingdale told the Commons he was concerned the BBC was not doing enough to reflect the lives of people who live in smaller towns and rural areas […]

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Yellow Jigsaw director announced as member of Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Group  

May 22, 2020 by in category Passionate Pair, Social Value

We are delighted to announce that our strategic director Grace Dyke has been selected as one of sixteen representatives of a new advisory group that will support the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) leaders to include the social enterprise agenda in the delivery of the Greater Manchester Strategy and […]

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Yellow Jigsaw accepted on NatWest Accelerator Programme

March 5, 2020 by in category Client Work, Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value

Grace and Kirsty are delighted to be accepted on a business support programme that helps successful businesses to scale up. The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator is a six-month programme for entrepreneurs with high growth businesses who are looking to increase investment or sales. The programme includes use of the Accelerator hub in Spinningfields, Manchester, one-to-one coaching support and tailored […]

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Two new schools for Media Cubs project

March 2, 2020 by in category Media Cubs

Our Media Cubs project team is delighted to announce that we are delivering two new after-school clubs in primary schools in Trafford. The pop-up TV studio and newsroom will be hosted for 10 weeks in The Firs Primary School, and 12 weeks in Woodheys Primary School. A total of 30 budding reporters, aged 9-11, will join […]

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Yellow Jigsaw launches new website for Media Cubs and is set to grow with more clubs than ever in 2020

March 2, 2020 by in category Media Cubs, Passionate Pair

The Media Cubs team is set for an exciting year as a new website launches to support the growth of the programme. Media Cubs is a project of Yellow Jigsaw that was inspired by Yellow Jigsaw director Kirsty Day who, as a mum-of-two and journalist, failed to find clubs that celebrated the views, creativity and individuality of […]

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