The inquest into the death of 2 children, Bobbi & Christi Shepherd, on a Thomas Cook holiday in Corfu made headline news. The company faced severe criticism for the way it treated the families of the children particularly over the CEOs refusal to apologise. As is often the case legal advisers were at the forefront of the communications advice. Pressure was mounting on Thomas Cook and their shareholders, creditors were threatening to pull their support and boycotts were being called for in the press. In short, the company was facing collapse.
Peter Fankhauser, CEO, Thomas Cook 2015
A subsequent meeting with the family saw the company starting to build bridges and a long term brand re-build took place. This included the setting up of The Safer Tourism Foundation www.safertourism.org.uk as a legacy for the children Bobbi and Christi. This foundation still exists today.
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DSM Capital Markets Day.
A Capital Markets Day with a difference. Global health and science company DSM were not able to hold their annual Capital Markets Day as usual due to the global pandemic.