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SCPR are providing communications services to the UK’s flagship S&C North Alliance, which comprises Amey, Rhomberg Sersa and Network Rail

SCPR are currently providing communications services to Network Rail’s North West Electrification Programme (NWEP). Shirley Carnegie has been commissioned by Amey, a major contributor to the programme, to provide technical writing and general writing services to NWEP and other Amey rail projects across the UK.

SCPR was responsible for editing 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.

SCPRs new "Global English" course is helping transform the way exam papers are written by the Institite 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 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 successful, and 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. The NMC is one of SCPR's regular clients.

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

SCPR worked closely with the London Borough of Hackney on a number of documents. This includes regular commissions to edit their admissions brochures for schools in Hackney.

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

SCPR provided plain English training for Wolverhampton Homes. The training was so successful that the course is now being rolled out across the organisation.

SCPR were drafted in to draw up a communications strategy for Birmingham's M6 Managed Motorway project. They were then asked to stay on to implement the strategy during the final construction phase, 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 communications.

SCPR ran a pilot training course for TPP, one of the UK's leading suppliers for the NHS and healthcare industry. The course was so successful that TPP commissioned a further ten half-day courses.

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 were asked to provide four half-day courses for part-time staff at Rugby Borough Council. The courses focused on letter writing skills.

SCPR provided plain English training and editing services to the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust.

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

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"We’ve had rave reviews from all the staff who have worked with Shirley. It’s so easy to get caught up in the world of jargon and public sector gobbledygook and too often we forget about the people on the receiving end of what we’re writing. Shirley’s really helped us to think more about what we write and the tone we use."

Jamie Angus
Head of Communications
Wolverhampton Homes

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