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


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 North West.

Website: www.pitchconsultants.co.uk

Accolade Media Training

Accolade Media Training has been transforming spokespeople for over twenty years. Clients range from multi-national CEO’s to regional service engineers across all industry sectors.

Our media interview training courses are based on real interviews, conducted by real journalists, on real issues that your spokespeople may have to deal with. There is no better preparation for facing the media!

Website: www.accolade.co.uk

Big Brand Ideas

Big Brand Ideas are an independent, award-winning customer engagement agency, specialising in brand, web development, creative, content, PR, social and search.

Creativity is at the heart of everything they do. Their 50 strong team includes some of the industry’s finest talents with a wealth of experience. Their fresh approach cuts through the fragmented media landscape, drives efficiencies and delivers joined up results.

Website: www.bigbrandideas.co.uk

Black Cherry Recruitment

Black Cherry Recruitment is a specialist Public Relations, Public Affairs and Communications recruitment consultancy that services the North of England. Established by ex-PR professional, Helen Salt in 2009, today we work with PLCs, SMEs and PR/Integrated Agencies, recruiting the highest quality candidates, from Graduate to MD.

At Black Cherry Recruitment, we understand how important it is for candidates to be happy in their job and for employers, how important it is to get the right candidate first time, every time.

We aim to be first and only stop in PR/Comms & Public Affairs recruitment by offering personalised & results driven recruitment solutions in a friendly, professional and experienced manner!

Website: www.blackcherryrecruitment.co.uk

Entertainment Today

Entertainment Today has been a leading force within the North West Events Industry for over 20 years, building its reputation for providing stunning and memorable events. The team at Entertainment Today continue to go above and beyond to deliver first class events both nationally and internationally. Taking this award-winning agency to the next level.

Entertainment Today recognise that no two events are the same and that your event should reflect your unique personality or company’s initiative. From private dinner parties, extravagant gala dinner, christenings and weddings, to corporate product launches and celebratory award ceremonies, no event is too large or too small. Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to bring the unimaginable to life.

Entertainment Today have the experience and creativity to produce truly unique events. There is no ask too great, no act out of reach and no venue unobtainable. We make it happen.

Website: www.entertainmenttoday.co.uk

Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers

Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers are one of the North West’s leading law firms and we believe service to our clients matters across everything we do.

We offer a complete range of legal and financial services from three offices in North Manchester.  Our aim is to provide practical, professional and supportive legal advice to both private and commercial clients.

Website: www.pearsonlegal.co.uk


TheBusinessDesk.com is the fastest growing business media in the UK. The website and email service are completely free to all users and more than 2.5m emails are sent each month. We also generate more than 1m page views every month.

At TheBusinessDesk.com, we offer the news you want when you want it. Across our four regions – North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands – you will find exclusives, authoritative articles and interviews with key figures in the business community.

Website: www.thebusinessdesk.com


Trunk are an award-winning content agency, specialising in film, animation, AR/VR, games and interactives.

The Manchester-based agency has worked with brands such as HomeServe, Paddy Power, Liverpool FC, Blackpool Zoo as well agencies like No Brainer, Big Brand Ideas, Havas, Jam and many more.

Website: trunk.agency