Financial services reputation and writing skills on the agenda for the CIPR

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Annette Spencer

The reputation of the financial services industry and developing advanced writing skills are the focus of two events being organised by the Channel Islands Group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) this month.

Annette Spencer, Director of Communications at the Investment Management Association (IMA), the body that represents the UK’s investment management community, and Chair of the CIPR’s Corporate and Financial Group, will be presenting seminars in both Jersey (18th June) and Guernsey (19th June) looking at current reputational issues for the financial services industry.

As well as leading a discussion on the current reputational and communications issues in the financial services landscape in the UK and how the IMA is approaching those, Annette will also give an overview of some of the work undertaken by the CIPR’s Corporate and Financial Group.

This will be followed by half-day workshops for communications and business professionals keen to further develop their writing skills in Guernsey (24th June) and Jersey (25th June).

The advanced writing workshops will be led by Caroline Black, an accredited CIPR trainer who will focus on how to write effectively for different media and audiences. The course is aimed at improving high-level writing techniques and is suitable for anyone responsible for written communications and content. It will cover writing for public relations and business, for different audiences and in different formats and media.

Caroline is the founder and principal of Caroline Black & Associates. She advises organisations such as the Premier League, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Transport for London on a range of areas.

Adam Riddell, Chair of the Channel Islands CIPR Group, said:

“It’s so important to continue to improve standards in PR across the islands so it’s great to have visiting experts leading these two events. Our first talk from Annette will be hugely pertinent to communicators with any sort of financial services interest in the Channel Islands, whilst writing effectively for different audiences is a key skill for all public relations professionals. I would expect both of these events to be well attended in both islands.”

The Reputational Issues for the Financial Services Industry talk led by Annette Spencer will take place in Jersey on 18 June from 17:30 at the Grand Jersey and in Guernsey on 19 June from 09:00 at The Duke of Richmond Hotel. The half-day Advanced Writing Skills Workshop will take place in Guernsey on 24 June from 14:00 at Specsavers and in Jersey on 25 June from 09:00 and the Grand Jersey.

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