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We support our members in the region and
promote the value of professional PR to organisations and businesses in the
North East. We’re committed to delivering opportunities so our members can earn
at least 30 CPD points each year through attendance at our events.
We run a varied programme to help members
develop through their career journey. From students to senior practitioners, freelancers
and independents, to agency-side or in-house, our events are designed to
develop our professional skills, stay up-to-date with major issues in the
region and wider profession, as well as providing opportunities to network and
Anne-Marie is Chair of CIPR North East, having first joined the Committee as a co-opted member in 2014. She is also Co-Chair of the newly formed Influencer Marketing Panel.
A multi award-winner, she is the proud recipient of the title of ‘Outstanding Young Communicator’ the Excellence Awards in 2017.
As well as being Vice Chair, Deb is an elected member of CIPR Council, CIPR Professional Practice Committee and is Co-Chair of the CIPR Influencer Marketing Panel.
Lisa is Marketing and PR Coordinator at Sunderland Software City and the Digital Catapult NETV. Lisa is passionate about helping businesses explore how they can use technology to tell better stories. As part of her role, Lisa helps raise awareness of the applications of immersive technologies within a wide range of businesses and supports digital skills initiatives.
In addition to her full-time role, Lisa is a freelancer and works with entrepreneurs and innovators on their marketing strategy, content and PR.
Huw is a Chartered PR Practitioner and Customer Services Director at Nexus, the public transport agency for North East England and owner of the Tyne and Wear Metro. His career has been spent in corporate communications and before that journalism in the UK and internationally. He convenes the Strategic Communications Forum for the North East on behalf of CIPR, a networking and professional development group for industry leaders in the region.
Laurel is a teacher and trainer from Foundation level through Undergraduate/Certificate to Postgraduate/Diploma level, covering all areas of PR. She teaches at Newcastle University, and runs workshops for CIPR nationally, as well as delivering its accredited qualifications locally for nesma.
Laurel is really passionate about PR education and training, ensuring students leave with practical tips and advice, action plans and details on ‘how to…’, and, perhaps most importantly, confidence in their own abilities to succeed.
Laura is an experienced PR practitioner specialising in technology communications and third sector PR. Having held a variety of roles both in the UK and overseas, she is now
External Communications Manager at charity Changing Lives. Laura also sits on the ‘AI in PR’ panel, alongside past-President, Stephen Waddington.
A former Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year (PRide North East, 2016), Laura is also an Associate Lecturer at Newcastle University.
Hannah joined the Committee in early 2019 after winning Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year at the 2018 North East PRide Awards. She’s a member of the team at specialist public sector agency DTW working on high profile, award winning national campaigns as a Strategist in campaigns and digital engagement. As a Teesside University Masters graduate, she regularly engages with the University and new entrants into the PR industry.
Kate has worked in communications and marketing for nearly 25 years, 18 of those in the public sector. She runs Birdsong Consultancy, an agency in Durham, specialising in public and health sector clients. Kate also works for an NHS organisation, the GP federation for Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She has lived in the North East for three years after relocating from London, and is also a qualified football coach, managing her local women’s team.
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