I’ve worked in corporate communications, crisis communications, media relations, copywriting & press releases, proofreading, reputation management, stakeholder engagement, public affairs, event management, strategic communications planning, taxonomy & metadata management, video production, brand & corporate identity management, marketing communications and internal communications.
I also know a bit about WordPress, HTML & CSS, php & MySQL, Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign. I’ve even done some voiceover work.
I’m a Fellow and Chartered PR Practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), and now a Trustee of iprovision, the CIPR’s benevolent fund. I’ve put together a timeline showing my CIPR member journey.
I’m also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Cilip), a member of their Leaders’ Network and an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Management Institute.
I’m a member of the Civilian & Welfare Committee at 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron Air Cadets, having joined as a Civilian Instructor in 2002. I also worked with Leeds United / Leeds Carnegie Ladies FC for five years.
With the CIPR I was Chairman of CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire in 2013 & 2014, served on Council and was a member of the Professional Development & Membership Standing Committee.