Trish Toovey

Content writer and communications specialist

Freelance features and copywriter, Trish Toovey writes on a diverse range of topics drawing on a tonne of experience. Read Trish's work here on subjects including menswear, child-development, third-party products, and travel.

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Video: Why Splunk chose Egencia to deliver business travel

Multinational software company, Splunk, makes machine data accessible - and valuable - to everyone. A fast-growing business, Splunk "loves good technology" and is focused on supporting its travelers with the most current, relevant tools. Watch the video to find out how Egencia's global platform makes travel successful and straightforward at Splunk.

Scaling up? How business travel can impact growth

Recently, a colleague introduced me to the term scaleup. "You worked in the startup world," she told me, "how do you not know this term? It's wherever I look right now." So, I turned to Twitter, and she's right - from lists in publications like the UK's Financial Times, to Inc.

Getaway Travel Site.. LAUNCHING SOON
Travel Website Destination Copy.. LAUNCHING SOON

A small sample of over 50,000 words of destination copy produced for the travel site 'Getaway' which will be launching in full later this year.

How business travel supports a cost-conscious culture

Business travel is an integral part of company culture. The way your people travel for work should reflect your organization's values, ambitions, and aims. If your company has a cost-conscious culture, it's essential for your business travel program to drive savings and add value in nearly every circumstance.

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The Peaky Blinders Look | Men's Style Guide | The Idle Man

Since Peaky Blinders first hit our screens in 2013, it has cultivated an unmissable reputation and has been a highpoint in original and addictive British drama. Offering more than compelling characters and a unique look at the unsung city of Birmingham; Peaky Blinders has also had a great influence on menswear.

Narrowing the gap for children with language delay

The Talk Boost intervention from I CAN is a successful programme developed to help narrow the gap between 4-7 year olds with language delay and their peers. Talk Boost was developed by I CAN, the children's communication charity, and evaluated using evidence collected by professionals in two comprehensive trials (and ongoing evaluations.)

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Introducing Early Talk Boost!

Early Talk Boost is I CAN's new language and communication intervention programme for 3-4 year olds launching in the autumn. The Early Talk Boost intervention has been based on the excellent Talk Boost model which has been running successfully for 3 years.

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Case Study: Mere Green Primary School, trained in I CAN's Primary Talk

Read below to hear from Michelle Spires, a Senior Leader at Mere Green Primary School, having trained in I CAN's Primary Talk programme earlier this year. "As a school with a dedicated speech and language Resource Base, a small number of our staff already had some expertise developing communication skills and had been working closely with Speech and Language Therapists.

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I CAN's Early Talk and the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

As a legacy of the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) project, I CAN has reintroduced two training courses for early years professionals. The reintroduction is timely in light of the EYPP The two courses which now fall under the Early Talk training umbrella are namely Working with Under 3s and Working with Parents .

A blog on festive singing and rhyming in the Early Years!

As anybody with experience in the early years knows, songs and singing are a fantastic way to capture the attention and imagination of young children. However more than simply entertaining a group, songs provide children with patterns and repetition they can access and understand.

I CAN's practical and informative training programmes explained.

I CAN provides many opportunities for schools and settings to develop their expertise in supporting the communication needs of their pupils. The different training packages available cover the entire school remit from the early years to secondary school. Beginning with the Early Years, is an insightful and engaging programme, developed for the early year's workforce, encouraging partnership with parents.

Inspiring Literacy | The Emirates Air-Line Cable Cars

Former primary school teacher Trish Boylan told us about the time she took her class of Year 1 students on a school trip on the Emirates Air-Line cable cars. Whilst teaching year 1 in an inner-London primary school last year, I was fortunate enough to take my class on a fantastic trip across the Thames.

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Last night my friend Laura took me to see Mats Ek's production of Juliet and Romeo at Sadler's Wells because she's just a bleeding culture vulture when she's not gardening, running, cycling, swimming or blending things. The trip was a belated birthday present, thank you very much; and the ballet was part of Northern Lights; 'a celebration of Nordic Dance' at Sadler's Wells.