About Chris Calland

Chris is Director at Sapience and a corporate affairs and reputation management expert, with over 13 years’ experience in advising clients on securing positive media coverage, engaging with governments and regulators, change communications, stakeholder relations, digital campaigns and media training.

Scale up companies and PR: 4 key tips to securing valuable media coverage

2020-08-06T16:59:53+01:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Insights|

In a world full of bad news, here’s a reminder of some good news: the UK has a thriving scale up scene. This is not least because the country also possesses deep pools of both talent and capital, as well as a supportive regulatory and tax environment to encourage investors to invest and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. And this isn’t limited to only [...]

The ten things CEO need to do for post-lockdown comms

2020-07-06T11:22:08+01:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |

The end of lockdown will not mean a return to business as usual, but the beginning of a new era which may force radical changes to many organisations. This puts Chief Executives in the position of having to make some of the biggest decisions of their careers, which need communicating with clarity and care. Here are my ten key tips for CEOs when it [...]

Which players in FS might make gains post-coronavirus?

2020-07-08T15:12:14+01:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |

  With so much gloomy economic news around, it’s worth looking for where there might be chinks of light. One area in particular that caught our eye is fund management, which new research predicts is likely to emerge from the current pandemic in a better position than many other parts of the financial services sector. According to a report from the finnCap Group – [...]

Do FS firms and fintechs lead the way in corporate comms?

2020-07-08T15:20:10+01:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Insights|Tags: |

For those of us who are immersed in the worlds of tech and finance, one of the most noticeable effects of COVID-19 on many companies is not the way they do business, but the way they communicate as a business. Put simply, their corporate communications. Of course, it wasn’t that long ago that corporate communications was characterised as quite reactive, not that exciting and [...]

Communicating in the COVID-19 Crisis

2020-07-08T12:35:42+01:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste”. So said Barack Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis – and Mr Emanuel has notably repeated the soundbite in recent weeks when discussing US lawmakers’ response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. But whilst the phrase might seem more applicable to the Machiavellian machinations of macro politics and [...]