Outwrite’s managing director and CIPR North West chair Anthony Bullick will be offering advice to internal communications professionals seeking a seat on the board, at the next Manchester CIPR Inside event.

He will sit on a panel of experts discussing how communicators can become trusted advisors with a seat on the board.

Anthony said: “CIPR members themselves already know that they can and do make a positive contribution to overall corporate strategy, and hence business performance.

“All too often, senior leadership teams see it differently. They don’t believe communicators have anything to contribute that will help the company’s overall direction and success.

“Yet, some of the most successful organisations globally have grasped the concept and are booming, thanks in part to including internal communications experts at a highest level in decision-making.

“These firms treat communications equally alongside finance, operations, sales, and people management.

“The day will come when we routinely have a seat at the board table. But until then, it’s down to us to keep making the case that they can be and should be regarded as trusted advisors.”

The event will take place on Thursday 14 March between 6-8pm at Manchester Metropolitan Business School.

Anthony will be joined by head of communications at KeolisAmey Metrolink and CIPR’s 2018 outstanding independent practitioner of the year, Bridget Aherne, head of internal communications and engagement at Alzheimer’s Society, Helen Schick, and CIPR Inside chair, communications consultant, Advita Patel, who will chair the panel.

Tickets are free to CIPR members and £15 for non-members and available from Eventbrite.