At Orchard we have always ‘grown our own’. Our employees are all actively involved in professional development and we have helped many people start a career in PR. The latest step for us has been to launch an apprenticeship programme.
The Guernsey Press have been crowned Guernsey’s sharpest media minds, bringing an end to their long wait to regain the Orchard Media Quiz title. Not since 2008 have the Press taken home the top prize, Channel TV and BBC Guernsey having shared the honours since then.
Six months into life in the Orchard and it’s the question that I most often get asked when people find out that I work in PR; what is that? It’s not just a question proffered by the uninitiated though; it was also the first question asked by the course leader of the CIPR Advanced Certificate which I recently started studying.
Months of planning. Weeks of building. Days of moving. Hours of arranging our chairs and desks so they are just right. We’re in: happily ensconced in The Orchard – our new, purpose-designed office space on the Camp du Roi.