About the group

The CIPR Midlands Group represents and supports members from across our diverse region, providing an engaging programme of events, training and networking opportunities.  

Our focus is on promoting the strategic business value of communications, supporting members with continued professional development, including Chartership, and encouraging the next generation of talent into our industry.  

The flagship event in our busy calendar is the Midlands PR Conference. Held annually in Birmingham, it tackles the challenges and opportunities facing our industry with an impressive line-up of key-note speakers, panel debates, interactive break-out sessions and student showcases.

About the Community

Our Committee


Aimee Postle


Aimee is a senior PR consultant, a course tutor on the CIPR Certificate and Diploma at Birmingham City University and an MBA Careers Consultant at Aston University. She is a mentor with several UK universities, as well as delivering guest lectures and running industry training courses.
Over the last 13 years, Aimee has worked with more than 100 clients and was most recently board director of award-winning transport, technology and environmental communications consultancy Prova.

Mobile: 07786 560 204


Rachel Roberts

Vice Chair

Rachel is a Chartered Practitioner and has been working in PR & Communications for over 20 years. Her career experience has included in-house roles for Yellow Pages and Cancer Research UK and consultancy positions at Jackie Cooper PR, Grayling and now spottydog communications which she founded in 2010.
Across her career Rachel has delivered consumer, business-to-business, corporate and community campaigns for a range of brands and public sector bodies.

Tel: 0121 726 8400


Sarah Kent

Honorary Secretary

Sarah has over 20 years' experience in PR consultancy. She spent much of her early career at Haslimann Taylor, rising to become deputy managing director, before setting up her own consultancy, Whistle PR, in 2012.
Sarah's experience spans corporate, consumer and B2B communications within a diverse range of sectors. She advises clients on communications strategy and provides senior-level consultancy across media relations, social media, community engagement, crisis management and internal communications.

Tel: 0121 517 5177


Richard Stone

Richard is managing director of technology, technical and engineering PR consultancy Stone Junction. He’s been working in the PR industry for nearly two decades with clients spanning global giants such as WorldCom and Schneider Electric as well as a host of innovative SMEs and small companies.
Before founding Stone Junction he held positions at Houston Associates and LEWIS Communications.
Richard is a chartered PR consultant with a track record in media relations, digital communications, content PR and social media.



Sarah Ball

Sarah, an accredited PR practitioner, set up Derby-based Balls2 Marketing in 2010 alongside Andy Ball. Today, this award winning, full-service marketing agency specialises in construction and renewables. Before this, Sarah worked in the same sector in both PR and sales roles.
Sarah is well known in the glazing industry and runs a networking group for the People in Glazing Society, known as PiGs, which regularly attracts more than 200 people to its quarterly events.

Mobile: 07540 049655


Bron Eames

Bron is a strategic PR heavyweight with over 30 years' experience working on many leading brands at a number of Midlands' agencies and previously in London. She is currently PR director at One Black Bear – a full service creative agency based in Birmingham. Bron is a champion of good practice and is committed to leading the sector on key issues including planning, strategy and evaluation. She has also driven schemes around graduate recruitment, training and education.

LinkedIn: bron-eames-fcipr-mprca-35003310


Jo Mathers

Jo has been working in the media/PR profession for over 30 years, starting her career in the press office of Central TV.
Jo runs her own agency, Limegreen Communications, with her business partner Sarah Perrins. Over the past seven years, they have grown from a team of two to an international agency, with clients in Switzerland, Spain, Germany and the USA, and 12 associates located across the UK and globally.

07799 662389


Katherine Stedman

Katherine, founder of Nelson Parker, has delivered PR and communications for over 20 years to blue chip, Government and independent organisations from Serco to SMEs.
She studied Chemistry and French at the University of Surrey and the Grande Ecole at Strasbourg, before completing her transition to PR with the CIPR Diploma.
She has a passion for science and technology, specialising in IT and Technology PR and strategic advice to SMEs to align their PR with their business strategy.

Mobile: 07825 216 116


Sarah Williams

Sarah is a principal lecturer in PR and marketing communications and course leader for the degree in Business Management at the University of Wolverhampton.
She moved into academia following 15 years working for big name agencies such as McCann-Erickson and Spreckley Partners.
Sarah holds a Masters in Science with Distinction in Public Relations and her current research interests include PR in the public sphere, PR and professionalism and the lived experience of PR practitioners.

Email: sarah.williams@wlv.ac.uk


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