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), a Council member for 2019-2020 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 joined 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron Air Cadets as Civilian Instructor in 2002. I also worked with Leeds United / Leeds Carnegie Ladies FC for five years, and have the FA Women’s Awards Club Media award on my bookcase to prove it.
With the CIPR I was a member of the CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire committee from 2010 to 2018, including a spell as Chair in 2013 & 2014 and Treasurer from 2016 to 2018.