The North West regional chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is to focus on continuing to deliver value for members as the industry looks to bounce back for 2021.
Anthony Bullick, who is managing director of North Wales-based Outwrite PR, leads the CIPR North West’s team of volunteers to support the PR community with events, training and professional development.
With much of 2020 taken up with responding to the impact of Covid-19, Anthony plans to use the final year of his three-year term ensuring the body is in good shape for the future.
He said: “When I was appointed for my second year, I don’t think any of us expected 2020 to turn out like this. Just eight weeks in, everything went out the window.
“But the industry has responded magnificently; we’ve switched training days and face-to-face seminars to webinars, made the best use of social media to share learning tools, and made great strides in improving the diversity of the CIPR North West committee.”
Anthony, a chartered PR practitioner, continued: “We have an incredibly strong, talented and diverse range of committee members, and the PR community in the North West is in good hands thanks to those around me.
“The North West is home to perhaps the best PR community in the UK. Whether we’re talking about talent, skills, creativity, a desire to learn and develop, resilience, being a support network, or any other factor.
“But whatever 2021 looks like, we will continue to focus on adding value to our North West members and supporting them in any way we can.”
The CIPR enables members to expand their knowledge through courses and training, whilst offering business support and networking opportunities.
A member of the CIPR North West committee for seven years, Anthony has previously helped the group run events as well as coordinate its social media channels.