The unusual venue – pre-lunch drinks supported by Newspress – and the fun sharing menu helped give 2017 a kickstart.
At the event, Gavin Ward, BMW Media Relations Manager was announced as the 2017 MIPAA Chairman, taking over from Tom Callow (Head of External Communications at Cox Automotive UK). The new board of directors includes:
- Deputy Chairman/Communications Director: Kim Palmer, UK Public Relations Manager, Land Rover
- Financial Director: Peter Rawlinson, Chief Executive, PFPR Communications
- Membership Director: Sara Robinson, Senior Press Officer, Kia Motors Limited
- General Secretary/Director: Heather Yaxley, Managing Consultant, Applause Consultancy
The lunch concluded with a presentation by Tom Callow of the 2016 MIPAA Chairman’s award to Coventry MotoFest. To applause, Tom praised the event saying:
“Coventry MotoFest is organised by a dedicated, hardworking team of volunteers who have created an amazing event in a short period of time. It offers a spectacular event for all ages. The award recognises the growing reputation of Coventry MotoFest that reflects the ‘can do’ spirit of the British motor industry, its heritage, current success and its amazing future”.
With thanks to Newspress for supporting the above event (and the pre-Christmas MIPAA pop up drinks event)
Type of event: Networking events enable MIPAA members to catch up with existing friends, relax with colleagues and make new contacts.