As autumn sets in I thought it was a good time to take a look back at everything we’ve been up to in the last six months.
The CIPR East Anglia committee members have been busy bees since the AGM in March, and I’m very proud of everything that has been achieved so far. Here’s the last half-year in numbers…
For the first time, we collaborated with the CIPR’s Inside and Marcomms sector groups to deliver this year’s breakout sessions at our annual conference. Feedback has been that the speakers were ace and we were chuffed to see #BestPractice18 trending on Twitter.
We like chit chat, and have run 14 networking events since March (mainly in pubs!).
These included our first in Newmarket, Peterborough and Norwich – after local members got in touch with us – as well as our successful events in Chelmsford, Ipswich, Cambridge, Colchester and Bury St Edmunds.
There has been a +27% rise in entries for the PRide awards from teams in East Anglia and the Thames and Chiltern region. The standard gets better each year, which means the judges have their work cut out for them!
Five CIPR EA members have given pro bono PR support to our 2018 GiveBack partner, Our Own Place, including a Saturday workshop and follow-up comms work to help the charity.
In additon, four learning events, where members could collect those all-important CPD points, were:
- Writing winning award entries
- Meet-the-media at ITV Anglia’s studios
- Workshop about change communications – in conjunction with the Association of Project Managers
- Panel discussion about widening access to Higher Education – hosted with the CIPR’s Education and Skills group.
Is there an event you’d like to see in the region? Or want to join the committee? Get in touch here!
All of the above has happened because of the commitment and drive of the volunteers on the CIPR East Anglia committee and other CIPR members, who share their time, connections, organisational skills and ideas to promote professionalism in PR and comms and give members true value for their membership.
A huge thank you from me – I can’t wait to see what we achieve in the next six months!