Investec raises over £28k for children's hospice

Patients and their families at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice are set to benefit from a donation of over £28,000, thanks to the fundraising efforts of staff at Investec Wealth & Investment in Sheffield.

Members of staff from Sheffield took part in a number of sports-themed challenges, which included cycling over 300 miles from Manchester to London via five Ashes test cricket grounds, organising a charity ball at Sheffield City Hall, a sporting celebrity curry night and bucket collections at sports venues and theatres in the Sheffield area to help boost the total. The fundraising was part of the Investec Ashes 2015 Cycle Challenge, which took place in July last year.

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Tarmac sponsors Buxton Well Dressing Festival

Tarmac's Tunstead site in Buxton has again pledged its support to the annual Buxton Well Dressing festival, by donating over £1,000.

The site, which includes a quarry, plus a cement and lime plant, has supported the popular festival for the past few years. This year its donation will cover the sponsorship of safety barriers used for crowd safety during the carnival event.

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Sheffield charity celebrates 40th anniversary year

2016 is set to be a very important year for one of Sheffield's most inspirational charities, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in May.

Since 1976, Sheffield Family Holiday Fund (SFHF) has helped over 17,000 adults and children in Sheffield who cannot afford to have a break.

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Caroline joins the Dragonfly team

Here we catch up with Caroline Riley, our latest recruit who joins us as PR and Social Media Executive based in our South Yorkshire office.

Caroline is a Graduate from the University of Huddersfield who studied Advertising & Marketing, including digital marketing and PR.

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Novel explores family impact of autism

An insightful novel ‘Those who will not see’ by Sheffield author Lauren Woodcock is set to transform understanding of autism, from a writer with first-hand experience.

Lauren Woodcock grew up with an autistic younger brother, trained as a speech and language therapist and went on to specialise as a therapist for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Condition.

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New client win: Trackwork Moll

We are really excited to be working with an exciting new client in the Rail industry – Trackwork Moll.  The Doncaster based manufacturer of concrete railway sleepers approached Dragonfly PR to produce a comprehensive new company brochure.  Trackwork Moll produces up to 400,000 concrete sleepers per year, which are used when track is being refurbished in the rail industry.

A spokesperson for Dragonfly PR said: “We’re delighted to be working with Trackwork Moll.  Rail is an important sector for us and we have a number of clients that target train operating companies.  We are looking forward to working with Trackwork Moll to achieve its objectives.”

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Parker Bestobell secures contract to supply valves for Canadian tankers

Sheffield, UK, January 2016, Parker Bestobell Marine part of the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin – the global leader in motion and control technologies, has won its first order to supply cryogenic fuel gas valves for new build tankers.

The two 15,000-dwt ice-class asphalt and bitumen tankers have been ordered by Groupe Desgagnés of Canada and will be built at Besiktas shipyard in Turkey.

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PR /Content Executive role available

Dragonfly PR is a rapidly growing business to business PR and digital marketing agency which is looking to appoint someone with exceptional writing skills, with a minimum of 12 months’ experience.  Your experience would ideally be in within a PR agency with predominantly business to business clients or an in-house marketing/PR department.

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We are recruiting for a Digital Media Executive

We are one of South Yorkshire’s leading PR and digital agencies, with an extensive client base, which is predominantly business-to-business.

We are looking to enhance our online offering by appointing a Digital Media Executive.

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Merry Christmas from all at Dragonfly PR

It’s that time of year again when we’re getting into the Christmas spirit and we really would like to wish everyone, our clients, suppliers, colleagues and business contacts, a very Merry Christmas.

We hope you enjoy the Christmas break and we look forward to working with you in the New Year.

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Envirovent highly commended at National Business Awards

Our client ventilation manufacturer, EnviroVent is celebrating being highly commended at this year’s National Business Awards in the category Best Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year.

Now in its 14th year, the prestigious award ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 10th November where 1,200 guests gathered in anticipation for this year’s winners to be announced.

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Sheffield Family Holiday Fund appoints Dragonfly PR

We’re really excited to be supporting the Sheffield Family Holiday Fund as we have recently been appointed to provide PR support for the charity.

The charity’s Trustees contacted us following a recommendation from Investec Wealth and Investment in Sheffield.  The charity, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, provides free holidays to hundreds of families in the Sheffield area every year that otherwise would not have the finances to be able to afford it.

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Our client Tarmac supports charity firework display

The community firework display being held by Buxton Round Table and Buxton Lions went with a bang thanks to a donation from Tarmac’s Tunstead site.

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IoD South Yorkshire’s going for gold with events programme

Members of the Institute of Directors (IoD) South Yorkshire will be treated to a tour of the world renowned Sheffield Assay Office on Thursday 3rd December by Sheffield Assay Master Ashley Carson.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about the Sheffield Assay Office’s fascinating history, take a tour of the marking hall, view the stunning silver collection and hear more about the historic practice of testing and hallmarking precious metals, such as gold, silver and platinum.

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New operations director for our client 3Squared

Emma Marshall, former Managing Director of Technophobia in Sheffield, has joined software development company 3Squared as Operations Director.

With over 15 years’ experience in the digital and technology sector, Emma was part of the senior leadership team which tripled the size of Technophobia over a four year period and led the £6.4m acquisition by Capita in 2010. Since the acquisition, she has since spent four years as managing director, with the company rebranding to G2G3 digital earlier this year.

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