While logging my latest batch of CIPR Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points – taking this year’s up to 45 so far – I scrolled down to see how long I’ve been doing this and if the computer record is correct I’ve been at it since 2004! That is 14 years of professional development, which… Continue reading Continuous development since 2004
Not planes! No no no, I’m talking about piloting new ways of working. I read a great article last week about a PR agency boss who is piloting the four day week – I loved it. Change can be hard but you’ve got to give things a go and see if they work. This particular… Continue reading I’m ready to pilot things
A month or two ago I was invited to a networking event and a line in the invite stopping me in my tracks. It said ‘Please note that XX operates a reverse parking only policy in their car park.’ Well quick as a flash, obstinate as I am, I thought well I operate a driving… Continue reading Doing a u-turn about this reverse parking policy
When you get invited to talk to a group of people and afternoon tea is on offer its a no brainer really! Today, one of my business partners and I, did a presentation to Doncaster Chamber’s Women in Business Group and as our agency was set up by three ‘women in business’ we jumped at… Continue reading Afternoon tea and talk!
I’m never sure if it’s just me that congratulates myself on the small stuff or if everyone else does it too? Anyway, after giving myself a wee well done for making in back to my hotel and surviving another night alone in a hotel room in an unfamiliar city, I headed back to the Edinburgh… Continue reading #PRFest Day Two
So I wasn’t expecting to be subtly wiping away a tear in the afternoon session of day one of #PRFest but that is exactly what I was doing as Jen Green, from Manchester Council, stood and talked us through the recovery process following the arena bombing. She got a standing ovation, I’ve not seen that at… Continue reading #PRFest Day One
It is around now, early June that I started my career in PR in 1999. I know I am lucky because I found a career and a profession that I love. It gets me out of bed with a smile on my face ready to take on the challenges it brings (most days!). Here are… Continue reading 19 years in PR