The move reunites Nick with Paul Sweetman, former director and head of the employee engagement team at Fishburn Hedges, who set up Sweet Comms in Spring 2014. Nick originally recruited Paul to Fishburn Hedges in 2001 and the pair worked closely together for nearly a decade. Their joint experience includes communication and engagement projects for organisations as diverse as Barclays, BT, National Express, Nestlé, the NHS and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (working with David MacLeod and Nita Clarke on best practice in employee engagement).
“I am delighted to be teaming up with Nick again”, said Paul. “We’ll be picking up where we left off and bringing clients our blend of strategic counsel and hands-on support to help them connect and communicate with their people. We’ve got big plans to help more clients get more from employee engagement than ever before.”
Sweet Comms has built a broad client base in its first year, covering many different sectors and disciplines. With Nick on board, the team will be expanding its reach and helping more clients engage employees with strategy, vision, change and brand values (among other areas).
“Securing real employee engagement remains a significant challenge for many organisations.” said Nick. “Paul and I want to help clients, whatever their situation or circumstances, make the most of it and improve their organisations. We have complementary skills and experience, a great working relationship and a belief in clear, practical and no-nonsense advice and support. I can’t wait to get started.”