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Prolific North Live: More leading industry figures confirmed for Communications Suite


We can today reveal more of the leading industry figures who are now confirmed as speakers for the Communications Suite at Prolific North Live, sponsored by the CIPR and Shoppertainment.

Shoppertainment is a leading provider of Mall Income Generation and Marketing Consultancy to the shopping centre industry

The Communications Suite, part of the two-day expo being held at EventCity in Trafford Park on February 15th and 16th 2017, will feature talks and workshops aimed at helping PR and communications professionals in their day to day activities.

The expo has already attracted well over 3,000 attendees with over 100 companies and organisations now signed up to exhibit.

Channel 4The LandingSteamhaus and Vision One are on board as event partners, with other room sponsors including Parker Software and the CIPR.

Broadcast, the UK’s leading national broadcast media platform and its sister operation, the Media Production Show, has announced some of the keynote speakers who will take part in two full days of outstanding speakers and great content as part of the Broadcast and Visual Media Theatre.


Here is more information about the speakers confirmed for the Storytelling & Innovation Theatre:

Cat Turner, Head of Consumer Services PR & CEO Comms, Co-op

Turner currently heads up the Consumer Services PR team at the Co-op, looking after the PR and communications across the funerals, insurance and legal services businesses. She has worked at the Co-op for almost 10 years, in both consumer and corporate PR roles across a wide ranges of sectors.

Prior to the Co-op, Cat worked in-house for Churchill Insurance, and agency side for Fido PR.

Alan Aiken, Executive Director, Government Communications

Based in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office, Aiken is the most senior communications professional in the Civil Service. His role covers government communications strategy, management of the Cabinet Office and No.10 operation and leadership of the profession.

He was Director of Communications & Strategy at Westminster City Council, 2000-13. At Westminster he built a team that was recognised to be the best in local government and a created a successful consultancy operation providing services to other organisations.

Before joining Westminster he held senior posts at Conservative Central Office, leading the Party’s Campaigns Unit from 1999-2000 and the Press Office between 1995 and 1999. He has trained politicians and officials in newly democratic states around the world in communications techniques.

Sally Stanton, Head of Marketing, Warburtons Ltd

Stanton’s role is to create clarity for consumers in an increasingly complex world of media, message and motivation. The most successful and rewarding marketing experiences of her career have been those which have shifted the competitive goal posts and all have involved an ability to think big and say no.

She has 20 years’ experience with Reckitt Benckiser and Warburtons in FMCG & Healthcare roles across marketing, innovation and new business development, and has recently established Clarity of Thought, a marketing consultancy which delivers clear thought, strategy and action.

Andy Green, Director, Andy Green Creativity

Green is a Brand Story and creativity expert. The author of seven books translated into eight languages, he even runs creativity classes on the London Tube.

He has delivered inspiring conference talks and training sessions for conferences and businesses around the world, from San Francisco to Shanghai. His clients include Airbus, British Airways, BMW, Microsoft and many leading blue chip brands, universities and public sector bodies.

Oliver Francis, Head of Creative, Sky

Francis is responsible for ideation and execution of campaigns to promote Sky shows and products across social platforms and in the press.

Having worked at Sky since 2008, he has seen the landscape change as rapidly as the company has grown. Formerly an F1 Director and Producer, he brings a diverse repertoire of creativity and content making experience to the World of PR. Francis is a regular speaker at PR Moment.

Steve Kuncewicz, Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Kuncewicz is a principal lawyer in the business advisory team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

He specialises in intellectual property, media and social media law with a particular emphasis on the creative, digital and technology sector, and is listed as a “recommended lawyer” in tier 2 of the Legal 500s 2014, 2015, and 2016 North West Technology, Media & Telecoms section.

He is a regular spokesperson, and has given interviews to the local and national press through BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC London.

Georgie Mann, Director, Green Hat People

Mann is one of the directors of Green Hat People UK, a company that designs active meetings, workshops and business games engaging audiences on an entirely new level.

Having delivered thousands of PowerPoint presentations, Mann started looking for a way to engage audiences and make communication more interesting, engaging and fun. She discovered Green Hat People, founded in Sweden in 2006. She was so impressed by their use of gamification techniques and interactive technology that she decided to spearhead the launch of Green Hat People in the UK.

Jeni Beattie, Director, Acolade Media Training

Russell Oakley, Brand Engagement Director, The People Activation Agency

Amanda Coleman, Head of Corporate Communications, Greater Manchester Police

Henry Davies, Founder, 106 Comms

Daniel Nolan, MD, theEWord


Other speakers at the event will include senior representatives from Spotify, Google, British Government, Virgin Trains, Paddy PowerTesco and Everton FC.

As a whole, Prolific North Live represents a truly unrivalled opportunity to generate new leads, expose your business to key decision makers and buyers, launch new products and services to a highly engaged audience, and presents a fantastic chance to network with customers and peers, discuss ideas and make new contacts and leads.

To find out how you can book a stand today and secure a prime location in the exhibition hall, please contact Dunstan Carter on 07940 423202 or by emailing

You can find out more information on our dedicated Prolific North Live site here.

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