The Gatehouse Blog

Make a difference by being different

Our business has changed considerably in the 15 years since I first joined Co-op as Head of Pensions. We’ve acquired, merged and sold companies, grown and shifted industries. Fifteen years is a long a time. People and businesses change — even society changes. Whilst everything has evolved, as a co-operative we’ve always been a member-owned […]

5 questions to Frank Dias

Frank Dias recently joined AXA XL as its Internal Communication Director. Having held multiple internal communication roles across multiple industries, he reflects on what he’s learnt over the past decade. You’ve worked in internal communications (IC) for around 15 years now. How do you elevate the conversation around IC during a job interview? Do you […]

Volume 20 of the Journal of Internal Communication is out now!

Welcome to volume 20 of the Journal of Internal Communication. So, where do we start with 2020? There’s no doubt this year will go down in history. Brexit, the impact of climate change and now a global pandemic making — the world feel like a very uncertain place to be for many of us. What […]

Helping your people build resilience

After weeks of business continuity planning, unprecedented amounts of people have started working remotely – including our team at Gatehouse and in the broader Gallagher’s communication practice. While some may enjoy the comfort of working from home for now, are we prepared to endure this for entire weeks? As internal communicators, we will soon have […]

How are you adapting your communications to address COVID-19 concerns?

Yesterday morning, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the government’s plan to tackle the spread of COVID-19 – the coronavirus. As things stand, COVID-19 – the coronavirus – is affecting 77 countries and territories around the world. And right now, a lot of communicators are finding themselves helping shape and deliver their organisation’s response to the outbreak. […]

State of the Sector 2020 has now launched!

For us, State of the Sector is a chance to delve into your world. A world of passion and commitment to communication. We know that communication is consistently shown to improve all areas of an organisation’s performance and ultimately contribute to bottom line success. The challenge is often in finding the data and insights to […]

Gatehouse finds the IC talent you need

With over 20 years working in the IC profession, Andy Macleod has joined us in the new role of Director – People Services & Excellence. Andy will be leading our mid-senior level interim and permanent recruitment, as well as our training and development proposition. Andy initially worked in-house for companies including Nationwide Building Society, Lloyds […]

Impact measurement – Jen Sproul, IoIC

State of the Sector 2019 showed little progress has been made when it comes to demonstrating our impact. Jen Sproul, CEO of the Institute of Internal Communication, explores some ways to move the needle in this area. What’s your biggest takeaway? Looking at the results, it’s worrying that the portion of respondents who, say they […]

Life on Mars

It’s a household name, but what goes on behind the scenes of IC at Mars? We sat down with Tony Sanchez, Corporate Systems Business Partnership Manager for Mars, to talk internal communications, revamping the Mars intranet, and news and information at Mars and beyond. A firm favourite with chocolate lovers the world over, Mars is […]

Keeping brand values fresh, relevant & front of mind at Jardine Motors

Group Communications Manager Amanda Mogan-Wilson explains how her team worked with HR to develop an employer brand strategy to attract new kinds of talent to the business. She discovered that by integrating internal comms, external comms and working closely with HR to build the branding strategy, Jardine Motors was able to build a campaign with […]