Author Archives

Abha Thakor is a senior communicator, journalist and digital media professional working in a variety of sectors.

  • How to better join internal and external comms

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    LPS Committee Member Kerry Sheehan reports   Public sector organisations need to put as much emphasis and urgency into internal communications as they do for external communications. We often hear it is harder than ever for PR professionals to ‘manage… Read More ›

  • Book for free CPD webinars

    Webinars available free to CIPR LPS and CMI Southern members on Intellectual Property, Digital Transformation, Mental Toughness & Personal Resilience, 2017

  • Fellowship awarded to former LPS Chair

    Wendy Moran, who chaired the LPS 2015-2016 and part of the group for 12 years, has been made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The fellowship is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public relations,… Read More ›

  • Keep safe in the hot weather

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    “We’re having a heatwave…” as the song goes. Comms teams across the UK’s local public sector have been encouraging residents to protect themselves from the high weather temperatures this summer. Here we highlight some of the key ways you can keep… Read More ›

  • Comms teams in the boardroom – PRFest 2017

    PRFest, a practical learning-based conference, is back in Edinburgh, from 15 to 16 June 2017. Local public service PR practitioners will be among the line-up of speakers . Senior practitioners Sarah Pinch and Bridget Aherne will be demonstrating why they believe the… Read More ›

  • The merry month of May

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    May proved to be a busy month for public sector communicators. Local government elections at the start of the month saw many councils change political control. For those that did re-evaluation of priorities, updates to strategies and changes to campaigns… Read More ›

  • Free workshop for independent comms practitioners

    Are you an independent practitioner or consultant working in the public sector? You can learn about practical issues impacting on sole traders and small organisations at a free evening event at the CIPR in London on Monday 22 May 2017. Experienced… Read More ›

  • Share your professional comms skills

    Could you support your colleagues in PR and communications in local public services? The CIPR’s Local Public Services Group wants to hear from you. It is recruiting for its committee for the coming year and is looking for active practitioners interested in… Read More ›