About the group

CAPSIG works to develop the understanding and impact of effective PR in the construction and property sectors, to promote best practice and to provide a forum for communication.
Industry-related educational and networking events take place throughout the year, across a wide range of topics. Recently, this has included best practice in public consultations, communicating social value and how PR can help address the industry’s skills shortage.

The group often attracts high profile speakers including industry leaders and national and trade press correspondents and has conducted a series of site visits and architectural walks, combining informal networking with relevant sector insight.

Anyone interested in finding out more should email our chair Dan Gerrella.

About the Community

Our Committee


Daniel Gerrella Chart.PR, MCIPR


Dan is associate director at Liz Male Consulting, a specialist communications and marketing consultancy for the construction and property sector.
He has worked both client-side and in consultancy, supporting organisations in the UK and internationally. A specialist in the built environment, he has worked throughout the supply chain, on everything from public consultations through to strategic campaigns focused on growing business, delivering change, and enhancing corporate reputation.
He also has a wealth of crisis communications experience, working with asset owners, property developers, law and accountancy practices, and energy companies amongst others.



Jo Field

Vice Chairperson

Jo is the award-winning Founder & Managing Director of JFG Communications, a boutique consultancy specialising in stakeholder engagement, public affairs and gender diversity for the transport and infrastructure sectors.
Jo is an expert in creating innovative ways to connect people and policymakers. She has a 16-year track record of success in helping companies engage their stakeholders, build advocacy about what they do, and inform and influence public policy.
She is also a board member of Women in Transport, a trustee of Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, and was named in the Top Ten list of most inspirational women in public affairs in 2019.

Email: jo@jfgcomms.co.uk
Twitter: @jofield1


Marie-Claude Hemming

Marie-Claude is an experienced communications and policy professional. Having started her career in public affairs consultancy, she moved to a policy role at the Federation of Small Businesses in 2009, before joining the Civil Engineering Contractors Association in 2012.

Twitter: @MCHemming


Paul Wilkinson FCIPR


Paul is the founder of pwcom.co.uk Ltd, a specialist PR, marketing and construction technology consultancy.
He has been working in construction industry marketing and public relations since 1987, in-house at Halcrow, Tarmac Professional Services, and BIW Technologies, and as a consultant with some of the sector's best-known names in professional services and information technology.
He is also a leading authority on the use of construction collaboration technology platforms, deputy chair of the Information Systems Panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and a steering group member of Constructing Excellence and of Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT.
A Wikipedian and member of the CIPR's social media panel, Paul is a B2B exponent of social media, having co-founded the built environment social media community Be2camp in 2008.



Sally Hooker

Sally is an accredited CIPR practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in public relations across all aspects of property, including commercial, residential, social housing and investment. She has worked in a diverse range of in-house and agency roles, from blue-chip consultancies such as Colliers International and MSCI to listed developers like Hammerson and New River REIT.

Twitter: @sallyrhooker


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