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SCPR were called in to oversee the complex transition of the £2.7 billion PFI contract from Amey Highways to Kier. The 15-month contract involved drawing up and implementing a robust change and crisis communications strategy for this unique and challenging set of circumstances.

SCPR's "Global English" course helped transform the way exam papers are written by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Technical authors, exam moderators and other staff were delighted with the training, which focuses on writing for students who have English as a second language.

SCPR provided communications services to the UK’s flagship S&C North Alliance, comprising Amey, Rhomberg Sersa and Network Rail

SCPR were commissioned by Amey, a major contributor to Network Rail’s North West Electrification Programme (NWEP) - to provide technical writing and general writing services to NWEP and other Amey rail projects across the UK.

SCPR edited the consultation documents for the “Healthier South East London, led by NHS South East London CSU in partnership with clinicians, social care leads and local hospitals. The document then fed into: the Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

SCPR edited samples of the syllabus and examination papers for the Institute of Chartered Accountants. The aim of the project was to ensure that the ICA qualification was accessible to students who have English as a second language.

SCPR provided training at the Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank's HQ in Glasgow. The training was so well received, that it was rolled out to complaints handling staff across the whole organisation.

SCPR worked closely with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on a number of documents, including their revised standards for pre-registration nursing education.

SCPR provided training for councillors and members of the Senior Management Team at South Staffordshire Council. 

SCPR received regular commissions from the London Borough of Hackney to edit their schools' admissions brochures.

SCPR were called in to provide training for complaints handling staff in the Birmingham, Liverpool, Dublin and Glasgow offices of the Pearl Assurance Group Limited.

SCPR provided a roll-out of plain English training courses for Wolverhampton Homes.

SCPR compiled the communications strategy for Birmingham's M6 Managed Motorway project. Working with Carillion and Mouchel on behalf of the Highways Agency.

SCPR were called in to oversee communications for one of the world's leading motor designer software developers, Motor Design Ltd. The 15-month commission included a complete overhaul of all written and online global communications.

SCPR edited the NHS Northwest report Transforming Community Services - Equality, Diversity and Human Rights which formed part of the region's progress towards World Class Commissioning and provider separation.

SCPR edited the annual report for the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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"The North West Electrification Programme, part of the Government’s flagship Northern Powerhouse, benefited enormously from Shirley’s superb writing and editing skills, creative imagination and ability to engage with all staff and stakeholders involved in the project."

Kevin Thompson
Project Director

South Staffordshire Council NHS Trafford Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust Hackney Council Tyssen Community School & Children's Centre Wolverhampton Homes