IABC – the International Association of Business Communicators – is the global organisation for people working in business communications. It offers members a global forum to develop professional skills, share knowledge of and develop best practice in communications and to discuss important issues affecting the profession. IABC’s membership in the UK covers the full spectrum of business communications: internal, marketing, media and public relations, public affairs and strategic communications. Most of our members occupy senior positions, many in global companies and organisations. The UK Chapter – covering the UK and Ireland – is part of the association’s European region.

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Meet the new chapter president – Tessa O’Neill

Q: Tessa, congratulations on your election as the new president of the IABC UK chapter. How do you see the chapter developing in the next twelve months? Tessa: We want to ensure our members continue to get good value from their fees by offering more outstanding professional development events as well as added value through programmes such as...

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The secret co-operation of teams

Michael D. Kurak, Head Teacher at ACS International Schools, shared his insight during the IABC UK's AGM in late June 2014. I currently teach with an organisation called ACS International Schools. My first love, however, is philosophy; and in my free time I do research in philosophy, education, and organisational dynamics. I am particularly i...

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New chapter board to lead IABC UK

At its annual general meeting, which took place on 26 June in Central London, IABC UK welcomed its new chapter leadership. IABC UK Chapter Board 2014/2015: Tessa O'Neill - President  (automatic succession from President-Elect) Stephen Welch - Past President (automatic succession from President) Casilda Malagon - President-Elect Dana Po...

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Two perspectives on the IABC World Conference

I'm pretty sure this is the first time we've had a father-daughter guest post on the IABC UK website. For your enjoyment, I (Stephen) therefore present John Smythe and his daughter Rosie sharing their experiences of the World Conference in Toronto. First: Rosie Smythe My name is Rosie and the reason I came to the IABC conference was pri...

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