COMMUNITIES

Member-only insight, events and influence

COMMUNITIES

Member-only insight, events and influence

Corporate Affairs Community

This Community is focused on increasing awareness and understanding of the transformation in retail, protecting and promoting the reputation of the industry, and shaping the economic and policy environment to allow retailers to thrive, including our work in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Members

  • Corporate Affairs Directors
  • Communication Directors
  • Executives/Senior Managers with responsibilities in media relations, communications, government and public affairs across the UK and devolved nations

priority

Protecting and promoting the reputation of the industry and shaping the economic and policy environment to help retail businesses to thrive.


Delivering for Members

  • Reviewing progress on priority lobbying campaigns, provide creative input on strategy and tactics
  • Providing a focal point for planning set-piece lobbying activity (Budget, Party Conferences, etc)
  • Helping stakeholders understand of the transformation in retail
  • Building retail’s reputation as a leading, responsible and ethical industry
  • Improving awareness of and influence longer-term political and regulatory risks and opportunities
  • Supporting BRC’s efforts to manage media issues


Monthly campaign surgery

  • Get the latest updates across our priority campaigns, and input to our forward plans
  • Meeting dates: 11:00 – 12:00 on 25 November, 27 January, 24 February, 24 March, 28 April, 26 May, 23 June
  • Contact stephen.bethel@brc.org.uk


Fortnightly comms call

  • Check in on live media issues and shape our messaging
  • Every other Tuesday, 1200 – 1240
  • Contact lara.conradie@brc.org.uk


Reputation risk forum

  • Identify and track longer term reputational risks for the retail industry
  • Every three months
  • Contact lara.conradie@brc.org.uk


Community Manager

Stephen Bethel

Corporate Affairs Director

Contact Stephen by email or connect via LinkedIn