Being Independent

If you are an aspiring freelance, or are already working as a self-employed practitioner, this event is a must for learning how to tackle the latest challenges facing those who work for themselves.

Hosted by CIPR North West in partnership with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), you will hear from IPSE Policy Development Manager, Jordan Marshall, about the implications of the new IR35 regulation which came into effect last May.

Media Law guru Steve Kuncewicz, a partner at Berryman Lace Mawer, will demystify the myths and reality surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect next year. This will change the way businesses can collect, use and transfer personal data.

Rob Morbin, the CIPR’s Head of Engagement, will talk about the importance of building and harnessing the CIPR’s 10,000-strong network through groups and events.

CIPR North West committee member Bridget Batty, PRide finalist for the “Outstanding Independent Practitioner” award will share her experiences and highlight some of the pitfalls of going it alone.

This event is aimed at CIPR members and non-members alike. If you work in PR, be it in-house or agency, this event offers a great opportunity not only to hear from experienced PR professionals, but also to meet other PRs from the region and find out more about the work of the CIPR North West community. A limited number of free places are available for students attending CIPR registered courses.

This event is for CIPR members and non-members. It is a great chance to meet other PRs from the region and find out more about the work of the CIPR North West community.  A limited number of free places are available for students attending full-time CIPR-approved courses and student IPSE members.

At 6.00 pm light refreshments will be provided; the seminar will start at 6.30 pm.  For directions see here  and for the nearest car park.

Attendance at the event will award 5 points towards the CIPR Continued Professional Development scheme.

At the event, non-members will have the opportunity to receive a special discount code that allows them to join the CIPR without paying the joining fee.

For any queries, please email Linda O’Neil, CIPR NW’s group administrator, at ciprnw@admin-answers.co.uk or call 0845 331 2287.

Full payment must be received prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be possible in the seven days prior to the event but you will be entitled to send a substitute.

CIPR North West supports iProvision - the benevolent fund for CIPR members past and present. To find out more about the charity visit the CIPR website and to make a donation visit Virgin Money Giving.