Welcome to the first edition of The Shell for 2018.
In July we will have been operating as Wells Haslem and now Wells Haslem Mayhew for six years. This follows the 21 years that Jackson Wells operated very successfully under the leadership of Keith Jackson and myself.
While a lot has changed within our business over those years, the very nature of our work and many of our clients have not.
We are working closely with long-time client Zurich Financial Services to assist them with stakeholder management, government engagement, and media relations. Both Zurich Life and Investments and Zurich Insurance have been a client in one form or another for almost two decades. Other current clients in the financial services and insurance space include the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and Swiss Re.
The past six months have been both hectic and exciting for our business. We have added a number of new staff, services and clients across a range of industry sectors.
The Wells Haslem Mayhew team is working on a range of projects across health, aged care, education, tourism, financial services and construction.
We continue to work alongside Fairview Architectural around the vexed issue of cladding materials for high-rise buildings. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster in London, governments in Australia, Federal and state, are reviewing building codes and auditing buildings with aluminium cladding to make sure all are properly installed and certified.
Silver Chain, a not for profit, in-home health and aged care provider, has a ground-breaking approach to providing care for Australians in their last few years of life.
Their motivation is helping Australians who choose to receive health care in their home rather than in a hospital.
We have recently started work with Carnival Australia, assisting the leading international cruise line manage issues and engage with stakeholders.
In education, we are assisting Blacktown City Council attract a world-class university to Sydney’s west. Blacktown City Council is undertaking a number of transformational projects in the local government area, which is the second largest in NSW.
We continue to expand our digital offerings.
We continue to expand our digital offerings. Stav Pisk writes about the role of social media influencers, while digital consultant, Tracey Jarvis, explains how ‘social listening’ helped Sydney Trains avert a PR disaster.
Thank you all for your ongoing support and encouragement.
The Shell Issue 11
1. Chairman address, John Wells
2. The confluence of influence: where social media and business meet, Stav Pisk
3. Mind the gap in your crisis planning - how Sydney Trains used social listening to avert a PR disaster, Tracey Jarvis
4. Cyberspace in APAC - keeping it secure, free and open, Alexandra Mayhew
5. Won't somebody please think of the children?! Aussie e-cig regulators dragging the chain on public health reform, Isabelle Walker
6. The man from Wagga, Tim Mantiri
7. A new day for Zimbabwe under Mnangagwa or a false dawn?, Kerry Sibraa AO
8. Don't be a rebel without a cause, Karen Bells
9. Quirky headlines, Benjamin Haslem
10. New planning panels for Sydney for projects valued between $5 and $30 million, Kathy Lindsay
11. Putting the practical into tertiary studies - now there's a theory, Tom Scambler
12. IPREX highlights