Digital innovation company appoints PR and events coordination
bITjAM’s team of digital experts has appointed technology PR firm Stone Junction to help launch the bITjAM Innovation Qube in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Stone Junction will also handle bITjAM's media relations and community engagement in the run up to the event.
The bITjAM Innovation Qube will be a space dedicated to technology and design enthusiasts interested in identifying inventive digital solutions for a wide array of issues across industries. Among the technologies available at the centre there will be an Oculus Rift VR technology, an e-Beam Engage, 3D printing facilities and Toshiba Machine robots provided by TM Robotics.
Based in the Midlands, bITjAM is a company founded by Carl Plant and Ben McManus in 2006. In its eight years of operation, the company has completed projects for the NHS, secondary schools and universities, as well as a variety of arts and culture initiatives.
One of bITjAM's most successful projects was its recent work in collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent school Birches Head Academy. Over a ten month project, the company helped the school develop a hacklab to improve students’ creativity and IT skills. The project has represented the basis for a three year vision for teaching STEM skills to students at Birches Head Academy.
“We were impressed with the work Stone Junction had already done with Birches Head Academy,” commented Carl Plant, director and technologist of bITjAM. “We wanted a PR firm that not only understands our innovative approach to design and technology, but also one that has a creative flair of its own. We think Stone Junction has this and the experience to back it up,” concluded Plant.
“The team here at Stone Junction is really excited to start working with bITjAM,” commented Richard Stone, managing director of Stone Junction. “It’s a unique client that we've already had a chance to explore and understand during their collaboration with Birches Head Academy.
“Stone Junction has successfully organised a number of exciting events last year and I expect that the launch of bITjAM’s Innovation Qube in March 2014 will go down just as well,” concluded Stone.
Meet the team
After obtaining a Master's degree in Applied Communication from Coventry University, Charlie moved to Spain, where she worked as a PR assistant for the Contemporary Art Centre in Malaga. She has also worked as a PR officer for the ACT Foundation, which was the first independent theatre in Bucharest. Before moving to Stone Junction, Charlie worked for Oracle in the customer referencing department. Charlie loves books and languages and could talk for hours in French, Spanish and Romanian or for a few minutes in German.
Junction has been going from strength to strength, building up its
client base and championing the achievements of technical and
engineering firms, some of which are in Staffordshire."
Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council