Kerslake comes to Kirkham

Sir Bob Kerslake with the north west team

Did you do anything interesting last Friday? I spent the day in prison with Sir Bob Kerslake. That’s to say, I went along to HMP Kirkham, joining other civil servants who met him during his visit to the north west of England, at which he shared the message of Reform.

An engagement to remember!

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The North West Engagement network met for the first time this week (June 8). With representation from 8 departments, the future is looking rosy for the latest cross-government group. Engaging our people can be a struggle for us all. The …

Employee engagement

Employee, staff or people engagement is a hot topic at the moment. With the People Survey results suggesting engagement levels could do with some improvement, groups are forming across the country to consider how we can encourage a higher level of …

‘Bake-Off’ is the icing on the cake

One of the winners

They say, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”. Luckily for us, 6 young offenders still volunteered to showcase their skills to potential employers by competing in the first ever ‘Bake off’ event between Hindley and Thorncross – two of Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institutions in the north west of England.