The chair of the North West branch of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is to focus on bringing back in-person training and events as part of his fourth year in position.

Anthony Bullick, managing director at Outwrite PR, was chosen by the region’s committee and voting members to serve a fourth year, after spending the second and third of a usual three-year term helping members through the Covid-19 pandemic.

As chair, he will continue to lead a team of volunteers in supporting the PR community, in particular with training and professional development opportunities as well as other events such as chartership.

Anthony, a chartered PR practitioner, said: “After nine years on the CIPR North West committee, I’m thrilled to be spending another year as chair.

“I am biased, but I’m blessed to have the best volunteer team back for 2022, and it really is a team effort to support colleagues across the region to upskill and grow in their careers.

“I’m excited to bring back face-to-face events. While Zoom or Teams meetings will continue to have their place, being able to take a break from the screen and learn in-person has real advantages, not least the opportunity to network and study with fellow attendees.”

The CIPR enables members to expand their knowledge through courses and training, whilst offering business support and networking opportunities.

Anthony has previously held roles on the CIPR North West committee as treasurer, to run events, and coordinate its social media channels.

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

Outwrite’s clients include one of the UK’s largest rural broadband specialists VoneusJones Bros Civil Engineering UK, Warrington-based Watsons Solicitors and dementia specialist care home group Meddyg Care.

The agency specialises in integrated PR and communicationscrisis PRonline reputation management and social media training.