The North West regional chair of the PR industry’s body has set his sights on increasing the number of chartered practitioners as his second year in the role gets underway.

Anthony Bullick, managing director of award-winning North Wales-based PR agency Outwrite PR, will begin his second year of a three-year term in January.

He leads the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) North West’s team of volunteers to support the PR community with events, training and professional development.

Anthony’s first year as chair focused on continuing professional development (CPD) whilst encouraging members to complete their chartership status to achieve HQ’s mission of becoming a predominantly chartered organisation.

Anthony said: “I have learnt a lot from chairing the committee and enjoyed volunteering as part of an amazing team. I have also had the opportunity to meet people with all sorts of experiences and length of time in the industry.”

One of more than just 300 chartered PR practitioners in the UK, Anthony’s goal for his second year is to increase the number of PR people in the North West who are completing their CPD as well as increase the number of chartered practitioners in the region.

He added: “Chartered status represents the highest standard of professional excellence and integrity.

“An increase in PR professionals becoming chartered is not only good for PR, but also for the wider economy if brands benefit from the best possible advice.

“The CIPR provides tailored training and development based on an ever-changing PR and communications landscape. It offers refresher topics as well as opportunities to learn new techniques.

“I would urge anyone working in PR to get in touch to find out more.”

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 five years, Anthony has previously helped the group run events as well as coordinate its social media channels.

He also regularly gives talks to promote the PR industry, having presented to students at the University of Chester, Bangor University and Manchester Metropolitan University.