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Empowering businesses and leaders with a platform to be even better. Through learning, developing and growing.

Future PRogress


Propel your business and leadership knowledge with advice from the PRogress advisory group, chairs, and world-renowned keynote speakers.

Tackle leadership and business challenges head-on through our round-table discussions and problem-solving at a senior strategic level.

Enhance your profitability and see genuine ROI from discounts on our carefully selected industry suppliers (recommended by our members), access to 24-hour support, strategic advice and much more.



 Formerly CEO of Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific, Alison subsequently joined Huntsworth PLC as Business Development Director, followed by four years as CEO of Grayling UK & Ireland.

Alison is a Fellow and former Chairman of the PRCA and a Fellow and former President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. She is a regular contributor to PR Week magazine as @pitchwitch. 


Founder of Michael Murphy & Ltd.  Michael works for a number of PR companies including WE, where he has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director. 

Michael was previously CEO of Grayling and, prior to this, CEO of Trimedia, during which time he lead the acquisition of Trimedia by Huntsworth. Before that, he was Deputy CEO of Weber Shandwick.


Introductions & Scores on the Doors

Key Note Speaker


Round-table Discussion

Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Next PRogress Meeting

Thursday 10th October

Keynote Speakers: Will Fraser 

Will joined the Saracens Academy in 2005 aged just 14. A member of the famed ‘Class of ’08’ alongside the likes of Owen Farrell & Jackson Wray, he went on to make 83 appearances for the club and was a part of the team during the 2015/16 European & Premiership Double. After a glittering playing career, he was forced to retire from playing in 2017 following a neck injury. Since his retirement, Will has become the Director of The Saracens Way. The Saracens Way looks at how Saracens have gone from a chronically underachieving organisation to 3 time European and 5 time Premiership Champions and how everything that has created that change is hugely transferrable into any organisation.



PRogress is a peer-to-peer advisory group for leaders within the PR industry.

Our member base consists of Managing Directors and Chief Executives.

We Care

We're Purposeful

We Share

We're Accountable

We care about you and your company's performance.

We care about the difficulties that you might be facing. 

We care about empowering you to be the best leader you can be.

We share the good and the bad.

We share world-class keynote speakers and industry experience chairs. 

We share the support you need to be the best leader you can be. 

We share our connections to expand your network.

Your goals are our focus.

Everything we do keeps you at the cutting edge of leadership.

We aim to help you get the best out of your people.

Our speakers, meetings and training will always make a difference.

We take responsibility for our actions.

We are accountable for providing world-class keynote speakers.

We are accountable for the promises that we make.



Ellie Buckley

Marketing & Events Executive

Rohan Shah

Founder & Managing Director

Tania Davies

Finance Manager