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Gender diversity in the transport industry ….. we all have a part to play

Great minds think alike. That’s how the saying goes. But this couldn’t be more wrong! A team that’s made up of many minds thinking alike is, in fact, a massive risk for any business.

Research shows businesses benefit from having a diverse workforce. Recruiting teams from a range of different socio-economic backgrounds and protected characteristics will mean your workplace benefits from a variety of skillsets, personalities and problem-solving approaches.

'Election' written in wooden blocks

It’s a Conservative Majority…

It’s been almost four years since the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Three Prime Ministers, three delays, four exit deadlines and the UK still remains in the European Union.

In an attempt to decide the question of Brexit, the snap Christmas election has proven successful for the Conservative party. But what does this mean for the country?

General Election polling station sign

Let’s Talk General Election…

It definitely has been a tumultuous year for British politics (an understatement we know!)

With Brexit still dominating the campaign, this election could mean a hung parliament is in store for our country. Or will one party get the mandate they have been hoping for?

Will we Leave, revoke Article 50 or have a second referendum?

As we are just a few days away from this Christmas election, we thought it was a great opportunity to dissect the main parties’ manifestos to see what is being offered on transport and gender equality.

Brexit is a critical issue for PR professionals. It will dominate politics, government, and the media for the foreseeable future. And it opens up both opportunities and challenges for the organisations we represent.

Against this backdrop of change, demands from customers and service users are also shifting. Organisations are asking themselves how they can better communicate with our customers and stakeholders in this new political climate, and how can they inform and influence public policy at this crucial time.

Equal pay day blog image

Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks the day in the year where women effectively stop earning and work for free until the end of the year.  

Public Affairs Awards logo 2019 - JFG Comms finalist consultancy of the year

JFG Communications, the first ever virtual public affairs agency, founded by Jo Field three years ago has been named among the finalists for Consultancy of the Year at the PRCA (Public Relations and Communications Association) Public Affairs Awards 2019.

Jo Field speaking at Highways UK November 2017 on stakeholder engagement

With the annual Highways UK conference approaching, here is a look back at the 2017 event. Our Founder & Managing Director Jo Field spoke in a Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation session on ‘how people’s needs should drive infrastructure and services'. Here are some of Jo's key points to take away…

Image of train - transport

Reflecting on the party conference season, Jo Field analyses transport policy announcements and insights from the Lib Dem, Labour and Conservative party conferences.

portrait of Ada Lovelace - women in STEM

In our blog for Ada Lovelace Day, Becky Franklin finds out more about the 'enchantress of numbers' and why we need more female pioneers like her.

JFG Comms, transport industry specialists, 3rd birthday cakes

As we’re celebrating our 3rd birthday today, our Founder & Managing Director, Jo Field, takes the opportunity to reflect on the past three years.

image of Midland Hotel, Conservative party conference

We are looking forward to attending the Conservative party conference in Manchester on 29 September to 2 October. 

Labour party conference Brighton 2019

We are excited to be attending the Labour party conference in Brighton on 21-25 September.

With Brexit continuing to overshadow UK politics and, perhaps, a neglect of domestic policy in recent years, it is going to be an interesting and unique party conference.

Image of Jo Swinson speaking at Lib Dem conference

We are really excited to be attending the Liberal Democrats party conference in Bournemouth on 14-17 September. 

In many ways, this party conference season is set to be the most intriguing yet.

Katie Kelleher and apprentice panel at launch of Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy 3 years of progress report

By Jo Field

Transport sector making good progress on diversity

The Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy - three years of progress report shows the road and rail sector is making good progress in improving workforce diversity.