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LPS AGM 2019 in Bristol

The LPS Annual General Meeting, held jointly with the CIPR South West Committee, will take place on Wednesday 9 October 2019, 6pm to 8pm, in Bristol.

CIPR President Emma Leech will speak at the AGM.

The EventBrite link for booking will go live next week, so do save the date in your diaries.

It would be great to see you at the AGM, an opportunity to hear about our successes over the past year and our plans going forward, and also how you can get involved in helping drive communications in the public service forward and showcasing some of the leading edge work being done in our sector.

You will also be able to meet some of our committee members and discuss with them opportunities for getting involved – great for your own career development as well as supporting the Chartered Institute of PR as it moves forward.

In 2018 we held our AGM in Leeds, in conjunction with the PR department at Leeds Beckett University, which allowed PR students to join us to hear about our profession.


CIPR President-Elect election – Still time to have your say!

Thank you to all LPS members who have voted in the CIPR President-Elect election.

It is important to use your vote and have your say on the candidate you think will best serve you, the Institute and our profession from 2020.

The President-Elect serves a three year-term of office on the Board of Directors, beginning on 1 January 2020 and ending on 31 December 2022.

Voting instructions were emailed to all CIPR memberson Monday 2 September. We are aware some LPS members found the email in the spam email folder and some did not receive it. If you are a MCIPR or FCIPR member and have not received your unique voting code by email, please check your spam filter. If you can’t find it, please email or call 0345 209 3770 during office hours.

Voting closes on Monday 16 September at 5pm.

Many LPS members and CIPR members across the UK and globally, including heads of communications from local authorities, police, fire, NHS, agency colleagues,Chartered PRs and CIPR Fellows as well as academics and renowned PR authors and PR leaders have joined the LPS Committee in supporting LPS committee chair Mandy Pearse for CIPR President-Elect.

We encourage LPS members who have not yet voted to read Mandy’s detailed election manifesto and pledges for yourselves.

You can read Mandy’s election manifesto at

The LPS Committee has approached the #MandyforPresident campaign aiming to promote two way conversation on Mandy’s manifesto, and through a series of videos and blogs with shared across the communications industry.

If you would like to ask Mandy Pearse any questions about her President-Elect manifesto, do DM Mandy Pearse on Twittter @MandyPearse or on LinkedIn.

Both candidate election statements at


New members

There’s still time to register your interest in joining our LPS committee, which will be voted in at our AGM on 9 October 2019 in Bristol.

If you’re new to the public services sector or have been working in it for some time, do think about joining.

If you’re interested or would like a chat for more information, do contact LPS committee member Claire Melia


LPS supports CommsCamp North

We’re delighted to be one of the official supporters of this year’s Comms Camp North.

The annual, free, unconference is in Bradford on Wednesday 23 October at the Kala Sangham Arts Centre.

In its ninth year, Comms Camp is for public sector communicators and is run as a not-for-profit by volunteers, headed up by Dan Slee, to bring together some of the finest people in the sector to see how we can all do a better job in a changing landscape.

We hope some of our members secured tickets. You can follow CommsCamp on Twitter @commscamp

Behaviour Change Workshop

Following our successful sold out Behaviour Change Workshop earlier this year with the renowned Behavioural Insights Unit and requests from members to hold another one, we are planning one for the autumn.

The programme for the London event is being put together and we will share the date and venue with you very soon.



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