Digital pebbles

Clarke Mulder Purdie on PR, media and other random topics

Posted by alicocksworth on July 10, 2009

Our client Miles Cheetham, of The Key Revolution (makers of Mobiu), was recently invited to Downing Street, keep reading as he shares his experience and insight below…

When I was about 10 years old, I remember peering through the Downing Street gates on a school trip, wondering what it was like behind the mysterious black door.

On Tuesday I found out: a smart lobby with a fascinating watchman’s chair and a staircase with pictures of prime ministers past covering the walls as it winds past the Cabinet meeting room. Curiously, Tony Blair got the last space at the top of the stairs, so I wonder what they will do after the next election.

The prime minister was hosting a reception sponsored by UK Trade and Investment for innovative British businesses that are exporting to the world and I was there as a guest. There were about 100 companies represented – many far larger than our own company – and the thing that struck me was the energy and dynamism of the innovators in the room.

I felt very proud of our business and the results that our small team has delivered to earn this level of recognition. It’s very easy to get lost in the day-to-day running of a start-up with its rollercoaster ride of successes and challenges – stepping back and reflecting is a very useful and energising exercise. Shaking hands and chatting with the PM was quite an honour – I don’t think there are many companies to have received acknowledgement on that scale after only two years.

We will certainly be working hard to ensure we live up to – and indeed surpass – expectations!


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