As I sure many of you know I am the social media coordinator for the CIPR in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region. As a regional committee we get involved in organising lots of corporate events and timageraining but on the whole we don’t organise many fun networking events.

I felt we needed to hold a regional event that brought together the local Yorkshire based PR companies and the media.

I also wanted to do something for a for a brilliant journalist, and friend of mine, who sadly died at the age of 47 during the Christmas period last year. His name was Nigel Scott he was the Business Editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post. I knew Nigel for more than 8 years, he was a great guy but sadly he was struck with cancer. Towards the end of last year he showed his continued support to two great charities which were the Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract and Macmillan Cancer Support.

So to help raise funds for Nigel’s chosen charities we have decided to organise a special PR Vs the Media quiz night. We have a professional quiz company holding the event with lots of fun media-related questions, it should give us all a great time and good chance to meet up.

The event is being held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Leeds on Wednesday 27th October and will be great fun and good chance for PR people to meet each other. Tickets only cost £20 per person and include food, but please be warned these are very limited, as I wanted to start relatively small but we are hoping we can organise this event every year in Nigel’s name.

If you fancy coming along get your ticket now by booking here.

About Chris Norton

Chris Norton is the founder of Prohibition and an award winning communications consultant with more than twenty years’ experience. He was a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and has had a varied PR career having worked both in-house and in a number of large consultancies. He is an Integrated PR and social media blogger and writes on a wide variety of blogs across a huge amount of topics from digital marketing, social media marketing right through to technology and crisis management.