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18 February 2004

Ethical security and risk management consultancy appoint Newspoint Public Relations

Wilmslow based business to business public relations specialists, Newspoint PR, were today celebrating their appointment as media consultants to Blue Sky Group International.

Formed in 2001, Blue Sky Group International was the first security and risk management consultancy to appoint an ethical oversight committee to review all business projects The committee includes the former Tatton Member of Parliament, Mr Martin Bell. Blue Sky was the first private security company to monitor and manage a cease fire agreement between fighting factions on behalf of the United Nations in Aceh and established a safe haven for charities and media organisations in Afghanistan. In addition the company works with UK based corporate clients to analyse and manage risks associated with business both in the UK and overseas.

Robert Partridge, commercial director of Blue Sky Group International commented: "Many organisations in our industry shy away from the media but we wanted to engage with them in a very positive manner. Newspoint was the obvious choice for us because of their professional manner and the level of expertise and knowledge in their team. We are looking forward to working on a number of media projects together and we are already seeing the positive impact this will have on our business."

Newspoint PR will be handling all day to day public relations activity for Blue Sky including regional, national and international media relations, crisis management planning and media training.

Robert Fox, director of Newspoint PR commented: "We are really pleased with our appointment by Blue Sky. They are a really interesting client to be working for and their approach to media engagement is refreshing. Over the next few months people will be seeing a great deal more about them in the media."

He continued: "Since we relaunched just seven months ago we have had some significant wins and are now building a solid foundation for the future. We are likely to be recruiting new members of staff at all levels over the next few months to support our growing client base."

Newspoint PR was relaunched in July 2003 following Robert Fox's return from active service in the Gulf where he worked as the British Army spokesman with the BBC to make the "Fighting the War" TV documentary.

About Blue Sky Group International

Formed in 2000, Blue Sky Group International is a leading provider of security and risk related services in the UK. The Group provides expertise to UN recognised initiatives, national and regional authorities, humanitarian projects and commercial clients worldwide.

The company seeks to help safeguard lives, property, investments and reputations by delivering the highest quality advice and analysis, training and assistance to people and organisations at risk.

Blue Sky Group was the first security and risk related organisation to establish an ethical oversight committee. The committee includes UNICEF special representative and former MP Martin Bell OBE, Sir Rupert Smith, former Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe and commander UNPROFOR and Harry Langstaff, McKinsey and Company

Blue Sky Group International has four divisions:

  • Corporate Security Consulting
  • Defence Training
  • Incert Recruitment
  • Blue Sky Group Foundation

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