Hello. I'm Steve.
I've been directly involved with the Birmingham Publicity Association since 2008 and served as Chairman from May 2011 to April 2013. During my tenure, I lead a rebrand of the organisation from the Publicity Association of Central England back to the organisation's original name of the Birmingham Publicity Association.
I also lead the team through a period of exponential growth both in terms of membership signups and charitable donations. Membership grew by more than 280% and over £26,000 was donated to good causes during my two years in post.
The point of the BPA is to try and bring the many facets of the creative industries locally closer together while raising money for local good causes. It's something I've grown very passionate about. The perception of the creative industries is often quite cynical and it feels good to be a part of something that gives back.