Headline sponsor

Kantar Media

Our clients rely on our data and services for all aspects of media measurement, monitoring and selection. At Kantar Media, we provide the most comprehensive and accurate intelligence on media consumption, performance and value.

Website: www.kantarmedia.com

National sponsors

Reuben Sinclair

Reuben Sinclair is the CIPR’s multi-award winning Talent Recruitment Partner, providing innovative recruitment solutions across PR and Digital Marketing.

Voted as “Recruitment Agency of the Year” at the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards, we work with the most amazing talent that help drive engagement across the globe. As a result, we are a preferred recruitment partner to large consumer brands, global B2B specialists, multi-award winning agencies, start-ups and, of course, talented individuals in search of career assistance.

Over 60% of our clients choose to work with us exclusively, along with some high growth agencies choosing to use our Managed Service model, where we streamline all internal recruitment processes in order to make their business the employer brand of choice whilst guaranteeing to save costs and time.

Website: www.reuben-sinclair.com

Specialist Speakers

We are the leading UK bureau for speakers and presenters in business, politics, public relations and management.

We deliver for the communications industry right across the live event spectrum – from a big name MC for an award ceremony to sectoral experts in specialised conference markets.

Website: www.specialistspeakers.com

Regional sponsors

Black Cliff Media

We are a content marketing agency, creating strategies that build brand awareness and generate leads for our clients. We use compelling storytelling techniques that resonate and inspire audiences to take action.

Our message is clear. Your brand. Our passion.

Black Cliff Media has a proven track record working with global technology companies that include Gartner, Deutsche Telekom, T-Systems, Aruba Cloud and the Zero Outage Industry Standard Association.

Website: blackcliffmedia.com


CoComms is a Birmingham based communication training agency offering media training, public speaking and presentation training, crisis media exercises, executive one to one communication coaching and public media awareness seminars.

Our professional trainers deliver a wide range of experience having worked at the BBC, ITN, Sky and in national newspapers.  Our expertise in delivering sessions of this nature stretches back more than 15 years and many of our trainers still work at the highest level in online or broadcast journalism.

Our clients include Network Rail, EDF Energy, the National Trust, Waitrose, JustGiving, Severn Trent , CrossCountry Trains, McVities, Bupa, the Open University, The NEC, Purple Bricks, EON, Experian and Alliance Healthcare.

Website: cocomms.co.uk

Gleeson Recruitment Group

Gleeson Marketing and Digital consultants have an average of over 10 years’ recruitment experience within this ever-evolving and fast paced industry. Whether you are a candidate considering your next role or a client seeking to fill a challenging position, we have the network and experience to help you.

Passionate about the industry into which we recruit, we have an in-depth knowledge of the sector and a track record of recruiting talent across PR, Communications, Marketing, eCommerce and Digital, from Executive through to Board Level appointments.

Website: www.gleeson-rg.com

OGL Computer

OGL Computer is the technology partner to over 1,200 UK businesses, including small, growing businesses as well as multi-site enterprise businesses. We are accredited by the world’s leading IT and cyber security vendors, to deliver best-in-class IT, business software and cyber security solutions.

We are incredibly proud of our 40-year heritage and our unique proposition whereby our three specialist divisions work closely together to deliver the complete technology package to our customers. Whatever your IT needs, we’re confident we can provide the right, tailored solution for you.

Website: www.ogl.co.uk

Page One Media

Page One Media are a midlands-based production company of filmmakers and photographers.

With over 20 years’ experience working with PR and Marketing professionals in a wide variety of industries, they have the experience to cope with almost any challenge – calmly and quickly. They are responsive, collaborative and creative.

Clients include E.ON, Specsavers, MIRA, The Forestry Commission and Nottingham City Transport.

Website: www.pageonemedia.co.uk


At Pitch we recruit across all disciplines within the Marketing, PR/Communications, Digital and Creative industries, with clients ranging from global brands to SMEs, boutique agencies to international agency networks.

Our approach to working collaboratively within the industry means we’ve adapted to embrace the changing talent requirements our clients require. This allows us to be best placed to identify talent that can transform businesses and opportunities that can transform careers.

We’re excited to continue our longstanding partnership with the CIPR and to be celebrating the success of the best communications and agency teams across the Midlands.

Website: www.pitchconsultants.co.uk

PLC Media

PLC Media is a well established provider of bespoke media training for clients in all sectors. Our training team includes on-air / on-screen broadcast journalists, coaching alongside seasoned trainers with a background in media and comms. We also offer discreet crisis PR support to a wide range of clients including celebrities, not least as our Managing Director has a coveted CIPR Award for Crisis Comms Management.

We work direct with in-house comms teams and, increasingly, through PR Agencies who recognise that, having helped their client drum up media interest, offering them media training is a great way to ensure they can make the most of that opportunity.

Website: www.plcmedia.com


Reels in Motion

Reels in Motion are an award-winning production company which was established in 2004.

Our communications, marketing, and promotional films have become nationally renowned for their success & influence on audiences. Reels in Motion have also completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 business programme that identifies the most promising and fastest growing companies in the UK.

In May 2018, Reels in Motion was recognised by industry leading publication ‘Televisual’ as one of the UK’s top 50 Production Companies.

Website: www.reelsinmotion.co.uk

University of Wolverhampton

The Business Solutions Centres (BSCs), brought to you by the University of Wolverhampton, provide a collaborative and innovative approach to improving business performance and are designed to make a positive economic impact on the region by offering practical business support.

BSCs offer start-up businesses and established companies in the Midlands and beyond, with a single point of access to a wide range of events, workshops, business facilities, professional advisory services, consultancy and innovation support.

Website: https://businesssolutionscentres.co.uk/business-support/