My Week: From bigs cats to a glass of wine

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Laura Welham-Halstead, director of Propono PR in Bury St Edmunds, describes a typical week.


I started my week by reviewing photographs of wild cats on the loose in Bury St Edmunds… not your average start to the week, but with The Curious Pygmy Club (a creative immersive dining experience) launching in the town I knew we had to do something a bit different! So after much talk of pumas, I set to work drafting press releases for our clients and catching up with the latest news on Twitter.


In addition to our normal clients, here at Propono PR we do pro bono work for selected charities. At the moment we’re working to promote Blackthorpe Ball, which is being held on July 20 in aid of West Suffolk’s Neonatal Unit and Motor Neurone Disease Association. So many local businesses are generously donating their time and goods to raise money for these excellent causes: this project always makes me smile.


Today I headed to Alconbury, near Huntingdon, to discuss Local Growth Funding with the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (an organisation focused on growing our local economy). Plans are afoot to run a series of events over the summer which will keep us all nicely busy.

I then headed back to the office to discuss launch plans for a new online counselling register and mental health campaign with CounsellorsUK.


With the sun shining, I enjoyed the drive along country roads to March to discuss an exciting new skills project before heading back to the office for a strategy planning meeting with Sarah.

This afternoon it was time to unleash our creativity to work on a brand for a new business group, working with our talented designer to get some initial ideas together.


Another beautifully sunny day, so the team and I have been fuelled on ice lollies! After our normal round of tweets on behalf a variety of clients (all of whom shall remain nameless…) I wrote a variety of editorial features and blogs including one about the benefits of music before going back to talking about wine for a local merchant, C2C Wines. Variety is the spice of life!

After all that talk of wine I plan to treat myself to a glass to round off another busy, but enjoyable week.