NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0207 843 3729

Chair: John Millington

Branch Secretary: Mark Whitehead 07906720141

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Auditors: Charles Harkness & Mick Holder

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Browne

Membership and Recruitment/Retention Officer: Mark Whitehead

Branch Equality Officer: Carmel McHenry 0207 226 5501

Welfare Officer and DM Convenor: Debbie Cavaldoro

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

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Future branch meetings 2017

New Venue until further notice: London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8UE. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings: Wednesdays 6.30pm 11 October, 8 November.


NEW Ex-Cameron aide in tobacco firm lobbying row
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Call for stricter ‘revolving door’ rules after former No 10 special adviser Kate Marley plugs cigarette firm at Tory conference
After Bell Potinger, who would PR the Saudi governement? (And who does already?)
Friday, September 22, 2017
The Saudi government is looking for PR support? 'I know just the firm,' read a wry tweet from one journalist last week, days after Bell Pottinger's public humiliation.
Make your voice heard
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Next year's NUJ delegate meeting will be held in Southport from 19-22 April and branches are invited to make nominations for a number of elected offices and councils/committees by 21 November. Branches are also invited to submit motions for consideration by the delegate meeting. Again the deadline is 21 November.
NUJ welcomes PRCA Bell Pottinger ban
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The NUJ has welcomed the ruling by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) to ban Bell Pottinger from the industry trade association for five years.
Bell Pottinger expelled from PR trade body after South Africa racism row
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
PRCA bans agency from membership for five years after finding it was unethical and brought the industry into disrepute