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Use of PR & Media Firms

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Dear Forth Valley College,

In excel spreadsheet form, please list any public relations, communications, media consultancy or lobbying firms hired by your organisation in the last five years:

Please provide:

– The name of the firm (or individual/freelancer)
– The contract number
– The start and end date of each contract
– The amount of money paid to each firm (including VAT)
–The remit/purpose of the hire, and detail of what activities they undertook for your organisation

For avoidance of doubt, please provide more detail than, for example, "communications and PR support". Instead, please detail what specific issues were communicated and how this was done.

Thanks,

Jamie Mann

ken.thomson, Forth Valley College

Dear Mr Mann

Freedom of Information Request

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request which we received on today.

Our response will be sent within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Dr Ken Thomson
Principal

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Principal Mailbox, Forth Valley College

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Dear Mr Mann,

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002. Please find below information in relation to your specific queries.

 

As requested, please find attached a spreadsheet with information on PR
and communications support. I would highlight that, of the three firms
listed, Sophie Robertson conducted work exclusively in relation to
Developing the Young Workforce activity which the College manages on
behalf of a local consortia and is outwith our normal remit. As the funds
for this activity, which is provided by the Scottish Government, pass
through our accounts we have listed them here in order to be transparent.

 

As requested, when any of the transactions attached relate to a specific
piece of work rather than general support such as media monitoring or PR
support owing to staff absences/operational demand, we have summarised
what this work is.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt
with you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a review. Should
you wish to request such a review, please write to myself within 20
working days of the date of this email.

If you are not satisfied with the way in which your review has been dealt
with you are entitled to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner
for a decision. Their contact details are: Office of the Scottish
Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,
Fife, KY16 9DS. Telephone 01334 464610.
[1]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Yours sincerely

Dr Ken Thomson OBE
Principal

 

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Received with thanks Ken,

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

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