Laurie Bell has been elected chair of the IPR’s 250-strong local
government group. Bell is PR manager at North Wiltshire District Council
and takes over from acting chair Jane Knox. Around 40 per cent of
members voted in the ballot. Bell intends to help promote the group by
creating more products and services, such as the group’s three Quick and
Dirty PR guidebooks. The next meeting of the group will take place on 8
December, at which an action plan for the year ahead will be agreed.