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

  • Feature: Comms Manager Stevenage

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    Discover more about the work of a senior communications professional – here we feature a Hertfordshire local authority. Stevenage Borough Council’s Communications Manager and CIPR Local Public Service Committee Member Lucie Culkin talks to PR Week about her role. Lucie highlights the… Read More ›

  • Is fake news undermining democracy?

    It is becoming increasingly difficult to assess whether information is authentic. The ability to critically question everything we read has never been more important. ‘Fake news’ and ‘post-truth’ are a new threat to the reputation of organisations, genuine news media… Read More ›

  • Top tips from #commsconf17

      Last year I decided to take a leap of faith and move to the NHS after over a decade of working in the charity sector. Since joining the #NHScomms community, I’ve been really struck by the resilience, passion and… Read More ›

  • Find out more about media measurement

    Events Autumn 2017 Book for free CPD webinars – available for CIPR and CMI members. 9 October 2017 – Intellectual Property webinar: what you need to know 5 December 2017 – Mental Toughness and Personal Resilience webinar 26 September 2017… Read More ›

  • Call to elevate the importance of comms

    Published 26 July 2017 ‘Elevate the importance of comms’ – CIPR LPS Chair urges public sector bodies Last week on BBC Newsnight, the Deputy Leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Kim Taylor-Smith faced questions about the organisation’s response to the… Read More ›

  • How to better join internal and external comms

    Kevin sitting in front of a table for the panel discussion

    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 ›