Hello PPMA members and friends

I don’t know about you, but I had the time of my life last week in Bristol.  What’s more, I was lucky enough to spend that time with my two families, my PPMA family and my own family, my husband Kevin and my kids James and Sarah.  I feel it is important we recognise we don’t want one without the other.  I hope you have recovered over the Bank Holiday weekend.

I’m still on such a high – I’m so proud of my OneSource team and PPMA officers who helped put together such a great conference.  And of course, I am so proud of all of you – from celebrating our amazing award winners to seeing you participate so fully in conference was a real sight to see.  My mind is still buzzing from listening to all of our amazing speakers, sponsors and all of you, our members. I’m chuffed as well that we had a lot of non PPMA members visit including some Chief Executives!!  We’ve got to make sure that PPMA conferences continue to be a place that Chief Executives and other Senior Directors want to be seen at for many years to come.

We’re keen to get your feedback on the conference.  Thanks to all of you already who have sent emails, tweeted, texted and messaged on ‘LinkedIn’ already.  A survey will be out this week and I strongly encourage you to complete it, we’re dependent on you being honest with us, so please share your views with us.

We’re starting to collate feedback from our Region workshops as well and there’ll be much more about how I will be working with PPMA Board and Regional Chairs specifically to energise our work this year.  It is important as many of you are involved as possible as we can only be a success with many hands helping and we have some great research topics to get involved with.

As soon as we have conference materials and videos done, we’ll post them on the website.  And talking about the website, our new one is really great – check it out as soon as you can.  I have already been sharing it with colleagues and I’ll do the same with conference materials too – please make sure you spread the word about our fantastic event last week.

There’ll be much more from me shortly.  In the meantime, I reiterate how proud I am to be your President and I thank each and every one of your from the bottom of my heart for last week’s amazing event.