Tag: Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Taylor Bennett Foundation: get involved, get supporting

I have the privilege of chairing the Taylor Bennett Foundation (TBF), a charity founded some ten years ago by the inspirational Heather McGregor, then MD of Taylor Bennett the communications recruitment agency. Heather was...

Investing in yourself, others and the future.  Part one

Over the last few months I have made some significant decisions. All of these are against the back drop of a day job of running a small agency that has won more than ten...

On the Seventh day of Christmas – Charisma

Today, Rachel Royall, Director of Communications for NHS Digital writes about charisma;  Rachel and I first met at an event for aspirant NHS Directors of Nursing – and greeted each other with the words...

On the Sixth Day of Christmas: Courage

Anne-Marie and I met at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations North East AGM in 2015. She asked if I would be interested in setting up a Young Communicators’ Forum.  I said yes, and...

On the Fifth Day of Christmas: Credit

Alastair McCapra and I met through the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, he is CEO.  I enjoyed working alongside him enormously, when I was an elected board member and as President in 2015; when...

On the Fourth Day of Christmas: Choice

Julie Jupe and I met through the South West regional committee of the Chartered Institute of PUblic Relations.  We meet for dinner (not nearly often enough) with two other committee members and have formed...

On the Second Day of Christmas: Confidence

Valentina Kristensen and I first met on the stage of an awards do.  I was President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and Val had just won Young Communicator of the Year, I...

Stronger Together

I spend a lot of time travelling, to London, Manchester, Liverpool, all over the country visiting clients, working with them and fulfilling my Health and Safety Executive role. Today I need to travel to...

Public Relations & Pay Equality

Research published today by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations is the first time my industry has gone behind the figures to find out what the drivers are for the embarrassing, unacceptable gender pay gap...

Shining a light

I am 44. I have sat, in total, on four boards in my volunteering life (including the largest primary school in Bristol, an international development agency and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations...

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