Well, I just about survived PRide this year!
It’s the big event in the PR diary regionally, and always a lot of fun – if you remember to moderate your alcohol intake…
This year – as last year – I got to present the Award to the Communicator of the Year. Unlike last year though, there were four winners; Nicola Adams, Jess Ennis, Sophie Wells and Seb Coe. Also unlike last year, none of the winners were there… which is why Lucy and I can be seen with all the uncollected Awards.
All being well, I’ll be Chair of the Group for the next two Awards and I am thoroughly looking forward to it.
Me and this year’s PRide MC, ITV Calendar’s Christine Talbot.
On the way to Northern Conference earlier this month, Deborah (Y&L Group Chair) casually mentioned that she had a work engagement on the same evening as PRide, which meant I’d have to step up and make the opening remarks.
Two week’s notice!
Actually, not that difficult. I mean, standing on stage in front of 300-ish already slightly merry PR people wasn’t an issue, I just wanted to make sure I said everything that needed to be said. Which I think I did. And it was good practice for when I’m Chair (all being well) in 2013 & 2014.
I still seem to be having trouble smiling for photos though…