News from the South West Group.

PRide SCI awards photos now available!

Official photos of the hugely successful first PRide South of England and Channel Islands awards are now available.

Go to our photo gallery then follow these instructions:

  1. Click on 'Batch Download' (right-hand side of page)
  2. Enter password: Bristol
  3. Select which images you want to download

If you took part in the photo booth on the night, you can also download those images.

Don't forget to share your images with the hashtag #PRideSCI!

And if you missed our video on the night showing the great work the CIPR is doing in the South West, watch it again below.

Coming up

Social Media Evaluation

Wednesday, 26 November, 17:45 to 20:15
Hotel Du Vin, Parabola Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3AQ

Cheltenham welcomes Lilach Bullock. Listed in Forbes as a top 20 female social media power influencer, Lilach is highly regarded on the world speaker circuit. She has spoken at Number 10 Downing Street and been named by Oracle as Europe's leading social influencer.

She will be outlining best practices in social media measurement and providing a roadmap for quantifying social success and demonstrating ROI. Find out more and book

Christmas Networking Drinks

Tuesday, 9 December, 18:00-20:00
Gascoyne Place, 1 Saw Close, Bath BA1 1EY

Come and join the CIPR South West committee for Christmas drinks and networking. This is an informal event for like-minded PR professionals to meet, find out about the plans for the CIPR for the next year and what committee positions are available. There will also be recent winners from the CIPR PRide Awards south region speaking about what made their campaigns stand out from the crowd.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served! Tickets £5+VAT members; £7.50+VAT non-members. Book now.

Thursday, 18 December, 19:00-21:00
Truro Lounge, 12 Princes Street, Truro TR1 2ES

Join us for tapas and drinks to toast another successful year for CIPR South West in Cornwall!

We'll be joined at The Lounge, Truro by CIPR deputy chief exec Phil Morgan who is en route to spend Christmas in his home town of Falmouth.

We'll lay on some tapas and hopefully a festive tipple. Book now.

Social Media - Advanced

Wednesday 18 March 2015

CIPR HQ training coming to our region. Watch this space for booking details. For more details on what the training covers, view the course description.

CIPR Council elections – results!

Following the close of the ballot at 5pm Monday 22 September, the results of the 2014 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) elections have now been announced. Full details of results are available on the CIPR news page. We are very happy to share here that our South West Committee Chair, Pam Lloyd has been elected to the English Regions List.

Five CIPR Council seats were contested on the English Regions List by eight candidates. The following candidates were elected:

  • Paul Cullen MCIPR (CIPR Greater London)
  • Lisa Jones MCIPR (CIPR Midlands)
  • Pam Lloyd MCIPR (CIPR South West)
  • Justin McKeown FCIPR (CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)
  • Abi Whitfield MCIPR (CIPR North West)

It's great news that the South West will be represented by a member of our regional Committee on the Council.

Pam said:

The South West is a vast region geographically, with comms people from all sectors, in businesses large and small, as sole practitioners, in in-house roles, in huge public sector organisations and everything in between. I am constantly impressed and delighted by the breadth of great work going on in our region.

Now the real push towards professionalising our industry begins, so that all of these individuals and those coming into the field in generations to come are working to a common standard of excellence.

I'm proud to be representing our great region on the CIPR Council. My thanks to everyone who voted for me – I really do appreciate your support.

Thanks again to everyone that took the time to vote in this year's elections.