Hi PPMA members and friends

Wow was that only last week!? It seems a life time ago already! Yip back into it all again in the office, after 3 days out at Bristol, catching up on too many e-mails and stuff! oh that’s an HR/OD technical term! isn’t it? (I need to remember what Roy Vella and Dave Coplin were saying about technology!) and also as a Deputy Returning Officer in Wiltshire, planning for the Parliamentary Elections on 7 May.

We’ve had some great coverage and feedback from our Annual Seminar including an excellent blog post  – ‘Five things we learned at the PPMA Annual Seminar 2015,’ written by Claire Churchard, news editor for People Management. Other news includes:-

Charity event 2015

PPMA was proud to support the Hope for Tomorrow Charity at this year’s annual seminar and awards dinner. I am delighted that we raised the fantastic grand total of £2,956.10 on the night and Claire Cosgrove, Head of Trust and Corporate Fundraising and Geoffrey Bray, Patron joined us at the dinner and were delighted and they asked me to pass on their thanks to all who supported the raffle. Many thanks.You can find out more about the charity here and donate online.

More information post Annual Seminar:

•    Great video of this year’s event in Bristol and it is now uploaded onto YouTube on this link.
•    To see some clips from past SOCPO/PPMA events – click on this link:
•    You can see all of the great pictures from this year’s Annual Seminar now on flickr
•    All of our speakers presentation slides are now on our website and you can view them here – many thanks Karen.

Watch our for our Annual Seminar podcast too which is coming soon.

I’ll leave with a couple of quotes
Thought of the week – “Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have time to do something about it.” – Anthony D’Angelo

Today’s quotes – “I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I’ve been hurt but I’m alive. I’m human, I’m not perfect but I’m thankful.” – Anon

Cheers
Barry

PPMA President