Category Archives: Ubiquity

Ubiquity February Social – Tuesday 7th February 2017

Last Tuesday, I was delighted to attend Ubiquity PR’s February Social event. Held at HOST Restaurant on Hope Street in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter, this featured guests from different organisations. These included representatives from organisations such as the Morgan Foundation, United Utilities and Liverpool Community Health Trust.

The purpose of the event was to promote All Together Now, which is a charity newspaper for everyone, especially those affected by health and disability. Founded and edited by Tom Dowling, All Together Now commands a readership of 500,000 people, to promote social inclusion for everyone from all walks of life.

When I arrived at the event, my first reaction was seeing through the window, how busy the event looked. As I walked through the door, the atmosphere felt relaxing and informal, setting the tone for a very good evening. Complimented by the fine surroundings of HOST, the event consisted of delicious Pan-Asian canapés, a prize draw and plenty of networking opportunities.

In addition, I also remember vividly Ubiquity’s Joel Jelen speak passionately about raising the profile of All Together Now. I was also delighted to speak to Tom, who was a kind gentleman, with a quiet confidence and dignity.

Since the event, I have read about the origins of All Together Now and I salute Tom’s courage and determination to overcome adversity. To use his personal experience, to help others is an inspiration to many. As a disabled person myself, I can identify with Tom’s passion to help inspire, challenge and change disability attitudes for the better. Therefore I consider it a privilege to write this article, and play my part in helping Tom in his quest, to raise the profile of the charity.

To conclude, I would like to thank Joel and everyone at Ubiquity, as well as HOST and Zut Media, for an excellent evening. I would also like to personally thank Tom for his excellent work, of which I support wholeheartedly.

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Networking with Ubiquity – Tuesday 17th January 2017

On a freezing and drizzly evening last Tuesday, I attended a networking event at JAM restaurant. Organised by Ubiquity PR, the event turned out to be an enjoyable occasion, held in an informal atmosphere, with an excellent turnout of people.

Located on St Thomas Street in Liverpool, JAM provides a variety of menus, ranging from brunch, dinner, evening and afternoon tea. When I arrived at the venue, I immediately noticed that the surroundings had a calm ambience, due to the colour scheme of white floors, purple walls and comfortable leather furnishings. These gave a soft and welcoming sight, which helped to generate a relaxing feel to the event.

I also enjoyed the canapés provided, which varied from smoked salmon to goat’s cheese. Whilst I don’t consider myself to be the next A. A. Gill, I found them to be delicious in taste and feel, which indicated they were quality ingredients and prepared, with a lot of tender loving care and effort.

The event itself was a very pleasant experience from start to finish. From the innate professionalism and kindness of the staff, to the interesting mix of people, there were several highlights of the event that stood out for me. These included catching up with familiar faces, and the exchanging of handshakes and stories with new ones.

One memorable highlight for me was an engaging conversation that I had with Kevin Byrne, who is the fundraising manager for Mencap Liverpool. Kevin talked to me about the work that Mencap does for people with learning difficulties, and I talked about my autism, and of my achievement in taking part in last year’s Scouse 5k run, to raise money for Maghull Young Adults Social Club. This is an ideal example of how you can find out what common interests you have with others, through networking.

I would like to thank several people, for a fine evening of networking. These include Joel Jelen and everyone at Ubiquity PR, along with Ray Farley for his superb photography work. Finally I would like to extend my thanks to Joe and Anne-Marie Matthews, and everyone at JAM for their kind hospitality, which helped to make the evening a success.