Continuing the March to Professionalism

Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog for the CIPR website encouraging CIPR members to consider standing for election. I become President of the CIPR on 1st January 2015, taking over from Stephen Waddington, who will become Immediate Past President and will therefore still be an active member of the CIPR’s board.   Steve Waddington […]

Recent presentations

I was asked to present at the Public Relations Institute of Ireland recently and also at a seminar for not for profit and public sector communications managers, organised by Mentor Digital. In Dublin I spoke about the professionalism required in PR and communications; and in London about the role of social media within the not-for-profit and […]

The power of thank you

Anyone who knows me, knows how passionate I am about stationery, posting cards and thank yous. I think it stems from my upbringing.  I think I always knew that the Pinch household designated 28th and 29th December as  ‘Write Your Christmas Thank You Letters Days’.  I am quite sure I am not alone. There is […]

International Women’s Day

Friday 7th March is International Women’s Day and all around the world many women – and men – will mark the day in many different ways.   For the CIPR we’re holding a special #ciprchat, hosted by my fellow CIPR national board colleague and friend, Sarah Hall.  The State of the Profession survey highlighted the £12,000 […]

One, Two, Three

They say things come in threes.  Well that has definitely been the case for me.  Firstly I am announced as President Elect for the CIPR for 2014; then I was awarded a Fellowship and on Friday 22nd at the CIPR SW Pride awards….I was awarded Outstanding Contribution to the CIPR SW, honoured with a gold […]

CIPR President Elect 2014

Today is has been announced that I have been elected President Elect for the CIPR for 2014, and President for 2015.  For the last three years I have served the CIPR as chair of the South West committee, representing more than 500 members.  I have been honoured and privileged to lead the SW and it […]

Sunday Support and Pinterest

Whilst the rain has been pouring today in Bristol, I have been totally delighted, humbled – and warmed by the wonderful support I have received since the CIPR published my nomination for President Elect. I have had written support from many senior CIPR colleagues, so on this wet and windy September afternoon, I took the […]

Presidential Nomination

Today the CIPR has published my nomination for President of the CIPR for 2015. Over the last three years as Chair of the CIPR South West I have had the joy of meeting many members across our region and it is from those meetings, events, training sessions, challenges, discussions and friendships that I have taken […]

Why chose PR?

I remember the day I got my A levels results, vividly. I left Plymouth in the evening after sitting my last A level English exam and my mum drove me to London, I had got a short placement for the summer, working for the BBC. I had to call home to get the results, and […]