Growing and nurturing our team has been a huge focus this year as we introduced a new chair, welcomed several new team members, developed the TALA International Network and invested in the PR stars of the future.
We had a busy summer as we appointed long-standing client and advocate Richard Adams as TALA’s first Chairperson and welcomed Oxfordshire agency Twelve PR into the TALA family, bringing their clients and wealth of industry expertise under the TALA brand. And our new Client Services Manager Declan Laycock joined us just in time to manage the move into our smart new office.
We know that spotting and encouraging new talent is essential for the future of the industry and recent graduate Lauren has had a perfect start to a PR career with us this year and our PRCA Intern Lotta is now close to completing her course after more than a year embedded in the team. We have also given PR workshops in local schools, delivered our first paid internships and welcomed work experience students throughout the year.
We’ve particularly enjoyed working with our partner agencies across the world for clients such as Sidel and WorldAutoSteel. The TALA International Network goes from strength to strength, and we look forward to seeing where it takes us in 2024.
While daily life in PR is always busy, unpredictable and sometimes intense, we have had some great fun this year too, from visiting our TALA woodland and midsummer celebrations to pancake decorating and pumpkin carving contests.
So, if you’re a PR professional and are looking to change jobs in the New Year, we’d love to have a chat with you about the fantastic clients, colleagues and opportunities TALA could offer you.