London,
17
November
2016

Transport for Greater Manchester joins the PRCA

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has joined the PRCA to engage with fellow members, share best practice, access top quality training and stay up to date with the latest communications thinking and research.

TfGM is the public body responsible for co-ordinating transport services across Greater Manchester. It is also responsible for developing new transport infrastructure and improving services and facilities. It also owns the largest light rail network in the UK, Metrolink. It is second in size only to Transport for London as a transport executive and its mission is to make travel easier for everyone in Greater Manchester.

Dan McMullan MPRCA, Head of Communications, TfGM, said: “Greater Manchester is home to 2.7 million people and TfGM helps to connect people right across the city-region. As an organisation we are currently delivering a significant number of high-profile infrastructure projects and we are also responsible for thousands of journeys every day.

“That means we have a wide-ranging brief as a comms team and there is a highly skilled team of people in place to deliver. But there is always more to learn and as a team we are keen to develop and become the best at what we do. To achieve that you constantly need to grow, share and adopt best practice and challenge yourself. Joining the PRCA will enable us to do this and I’m really looking forward to the many opportunities that membership will bring.”

Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “It is with pleasure that we welcome TfGM to the PRCA. The PRCA continues to grow in regions outside of London and this is demonstrated by the fact that bodies such as TfGM choose to work alongside us.”

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About the PRCA

Who we are: Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 48 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.

Who we represent: The PRCA currently has more than 400 agency members; 270 in-house PR and communications teams from multinationals, charities and leading public sector organisations; and thousands of individual members.

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