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Music Teacher / Cardiff Music Service – feature article

Cardiff Music Service article

With massive deficits in most local authorities in Wales, music services (the local authority-funded departments or organisations that provide tutors for music lessons to schools, out of school music groups and centres, and other music opportunities for young people) have either closed, or had to lay off staff and vastly reduce their services. Music Development…

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Music Education UK – articles for magazine and website

Music Education UK magazine

Music Education UK magazine and website approached Anita to write two articles on headteachers’ role in promoting/developing music in their school, and the wider impact this has on the school and pupils. This was in 2011, a time when music in schools was facing threats from the English Ebacc and the possible removal of music from…

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Environment Agency Wales – staff newsletter

Grassroots - Environment Agency Wales staff newsletter

Writing Services won the tender to edit the staff newsletter for Environment Agency Wales in order to appeal to staff and to communicate corporate messages.     “We’re delighted with the way Grassroots has developed since Anita has been working with us. It has an important role in our internal communications strategy, and the editing…

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Dance Blast – communications, press, marketing

“As a result of Anita’s work, we have a variety of marketing tools and an improved understanding and ability to think strategically about marketing. Anita is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, generous and understanding. I gained a huge amount of confidence in my abilities to devise and deliver marketing strategies for Dance Blast.” Sally Carlson, Director, Dance Blast.…

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Creative Partnerships – communications consultant

Creative Partnerships

“Anita is one of the best communications professionals I have ever worked with.  She helped us deliver loads of great events and communication channels – often high profile and nationally significant, working with many different partners, including schools, children and young people and to very tight and pressurised timescales.  She never failed to deliver – and…

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Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service – communications strategy

Leicestershire music education hub

“Thank you for this – it is a meaningful working document [marketing strategy and plan] that everyone in the organisation will take on board. Your great facilitation and leadership style has empowered and enriched the understanding of the team, enabling them to take ownership of the process – that for me is a fantastic achievement.…

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Real Ideas Organisation – writing for the web

Writing Services created a writing for the web INSET training day for the Real Ideas Organisation which included web navigation and good digital writing. “Anita is one of the best communications professionals I have ever worked with. She never fails to deliver – and always with warmth, clarity and absolute professionalism.” Matt Little, Director, Real Ideas…

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Youth Music – website development and user testing

Youth music website

“Anita is professional, efficient and innovative. Her work has made a huge difference to our communications with our supporter audiences, and we’d be very happy to work with her again.”  Sophie Scott, Communications Manager, Youth Music. The Youth Music Network website is an online community for people working in music education and community music. It is…

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Voluntary Arts – arts and health website and articles

Healthy social creative website

“Anita picked up a complex project and almost single handedly delivered it in record time, so that the organisation had something which we had promised for a long time. She is gold standard – reliable, intelligent, innovative, understanding, able to interpret a brief WITH the client. She really listens, suggests without being critical or patronizing.…

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Community Sector Coalition & Voluntary Arts – leadership case studies

Writing Services was asked to write leadership case studies, edit training materials, and write marketing materials to promote a training programme. Community Sector Coalition and Voluntary Arts wanted some case studies for the leadership training programme they were developing for voluntary arts groups. They wanted to explain how leadership might help these groups, and encourage…

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