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ANNOUNCEMENT

External Statement
The Taylor Bennett Foundation (“TBF” or “Foundation”), which works to improve ethnic diversity in and access to the communications industry, announces Sarah Stimson will step down as Chief Executive Officer with effect from October 2018.

Sarah has spent 11 years at the TBF and has helped grow the organisation, developing high profile partnerships with leading PR companies and supporting a generation of young BAME people gain access to and employment in the PR industry. During this time, the Foundation has won multiple awards and 97% of graduates who went through its flagship programme are now in full-time employment. Sarah has decided to step down from the Foundation to pursue other interests.

A process to identify Sarah’s successor is now underway who will help take the Foundation to the next stage of its growth. The Foundation continues to go from strength to strength, and has recently expanded its support and offering to help greater numbers of BAME young people via mentoring and the Summer Stars programme, which successfully launched this year.

Sarah Pinch FCIPR, MIoD, Chair of the TBF said: “It was with great reluctance that I accepted Sarah’s resignation. She has given so much to the Foundation and affected the lives of many BAME young people, supporting them to forge successful careers in PR. She leaves the Foundation in its strongest position ever, as we continue to work closely with our supporters and partners to achieve the next level of growth. We have ambitious growth plans and we will be searching for a new CEO who shares our passion to continue to improve diversity in the PR industry”

Sarah Stimson, outgoing CEO of TBF said:
“I am enormously proud of everything we have achieved at the Foundation since 2007 including charitable status, numerous awards and supporting a generation of young BAME people into the PR industry. I am leaving the organisation with a strong team of staff and dedicated trustees, and look forward to continuing supporting the Foundation’s cause.”

 

If you would like to apply for the role of CEO, please click on the link for further details and information on how to apply: CEO Job Specification

Deadline: Midnight, 31st August

 


We send occasional email updates to friends, supporters and alumni of the Taylor Bennett Foundation with news on what recent trainees have been up to, career updates from Foundation alumni, and reports on our fundraising, marketing and development projects.

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TBF Update May 2017 | click here to read
• Meet the winter 2017 trainees
• New partnerships and developments with TBF Mentoring Programme
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by the winter 2017 trainees.
• Read about the trainees trip to Brussels
• Career updates from alumni


TBF Update Feb 2017 | click here to read
• Meet the autumn 2016 trainees
• TBF Round-table Breakfast
• Launch of University Outreach initiative
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by the autumn 2016 trainees.
• Career updates from alumni


TBF Update Dec 2016 | click here to read
• Pre 10th anniversary fundraising event
• Announcement of new agency sponsor
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by the summer 2016 trainees.
• TBF set to launch mentoring programme
• Career updates from alumni.


TBF Update Oct 2016 | click here to read
• Meet the summer 2016 trainees.
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by the spring 2016 trainees.
• Heather McGregor awarded CIPR President’s Medal
• Career updates from alumni.
• Read articles about TBF and by TBF alumni.


TBF Update Jun 2016 | click here to read
• Meet the spring 2016 trainees.
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by the autumn 2015 trainees.
• Career updates from alumni.
• Read articles about TBF and by TBF alumni.
• Support the Foundation by donating a member of staff over the summer.


TBF Update Dec 2015 | click here to read
• Meet the autumn 2015 trainees.
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by the summer 2015 trainees.
• Career updates from alumni.
• TBF founder Heather McGregor receives CBE.
• The Foundation wins PRWeek US diversity award.


TBF Update Oct 2015 | click here to read
• Meet the autumn 2014 trainees.
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by our summer 2014 trainees.
• Career updates from alumni.
• Introducing our new marketing postcards featuring alumni.


TBF Update Jun 2014 | click here to read
• We welcome new TBF programme sponsor The Red Consultancy.
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by our winter 2014 trainees.
• Career updates from alumni.
• We welcome new Programme Manager Jessica Ellis and English tutor Daragh Berhman, and say goodbye to their predecessors Kellan Palmer and Patrick Healy.


TBF Update Dec 2013 | click here to read
• We announce The Red Consultancy and MHP as sponsors for 2014 programmes.
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by our autumn 2013 trainees.
• Career updates from alumni.
• Course Director Sarah Stimson publishes her book ‘How To Get A Job In PR’.


TBF Update Sep 2013 | click here to read
• We report on our fifth anniversary event at Club Workspace in Kennington.
• We welcome new TBF programme sponsor RLM Finsbury, and confirm the continued support of MHP, Brunswick, the University Of East London and Finance Talking.
• Read about the visits and talks enjoyed by our spring and summer 2013 trainees.
• Career updates from alumni.


TBF Update Apr 2013 | click here to read
• We announce that TBF has achieved charitable status.
• Brunswick returns as sponsor of the summer 2013 programme plus the Chartered Institute Of Public Relations donates its London HQ for our assessment days.
• Career updates from alumni.
• We announce that TBF has been invited to join the new PRCA Diversity Network.