Public Relations and Promotional workshop 2019

November 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
BMFA Buckminster Lodge
Grantham NG33 5RW
Andy Symons
0116 244 0028

As part of the preparations for next year’s Flightfest we are arranging a day’s workshop on 2nd November at Buckminster.

Paul Tallett will be fronting the programme which is heavily focused on how to improve your public relations and promotional proficiency, specifically relating to Flightfest 2020. Whilst Flightfest is the focus I believe we all can learn new skills that overlap with your Areas, specialist groups and disciplines.

Paul will explore the latest trends in electronic, social and good old fashioned print media to explore ways on how we can best use our time and energies.

Please read the attached PR Guide and Flightfest booklets, also check out the Club PR website at

Following a similar thread the afternoon session will introduce a new concept, `Club Awards’.  Andy Symons will discuss this vision with the aim of considering whether this is a plausible means to renew and increase our promotional and general interest by the introduction of a Club Awards`’ scheme.

The workshop is aimed at generating reasoned debate and welcoming questions with the aim of all taking away new skills.

The workshop is open to any interested member of your committees and there is no limit on the number of delegates your committee can send.

Refreshments and a light Lunch will be provided.


We would request that anyone wishing to attend please the form at to ensure we can cater for the correct numbers.

Please forward this email to any members of your committees that may be interested.


Proposed Agenda  (Subject to change)


9.30-10.30am    Tea, Coffee and introductions

10.30am              Promotional Skills and Public Relations

  • How to maximise Area and club PR, making the most of all tools available.
  • The concept.
  • What works?
  • How can areas, specialist bodies and tech committees help?
  • Getting more clubs involved.

1.00pm                 Light Lunch, Tea & Coffee

1.30pm                 Club Awards

  • Why?
  • What is the process?
  • How can areas, Specialist bodies and Technical Committees help?

3.00 pm                Q&A and general discussion

4-30pm                 Close