MGMW member on awards shortlist

Maurice GloverCongratulations to MGMW member, Maurice Glover, who has been shortlisted in the Business Writer of the Year category for the Headline Auto 2014 Journalism Awards.

The awards are widely recognised as the ‘Oscars’ for the motor industry media and are the only awards where the best journalists and PRs are chosen by their peers.

The award will be presented at a glittering gala dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London on September 17. Good luck Maurice.

Industry Day date confirmed

MGMW-logo-medThe Midland Group of Motoring Writers has confirmed the date of its annual Industry Day in 2014 will be Saturday, September 21. This is the day when we invite our friends from the press offices and their families to enjoy a day out on us.

Full details and invitations will be issued shortly but the day is being planned around a variety of family entertainment at one of the highest profile destinations in the west Midlands. We look forward to seeing you all there.

MGMW welcomes back Sue Cooke

Sue CookeThe Midland Group of Motoring Writers is delighted to welcome Sue Cooke back to membership. There was an overwhelming vote in suport of Sue’s application to join with 23 of the 27 working members of the Group taking part in the vote.

Sue is deputy editor for the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and also contributes to public sector and other titles. Full contact details are now on the member pages.

Group opens way for ‘new’ media

There was an overwhelmingly positive response from Midland Group members to a move to update our constitution to include members who worked principally in new media, not print-based outlets.

The voting, carried out electronically by new deputy chairman Mark Slack showed a 90 per cent positive response (18 of the 20 active members who voted) for the reworded constitution.

It now says membership will be considered for: “Anyone living or working within the qualifying region who is deemed by the committee to be involved in the production of a significant volume of editorial material of an original and objective nature in the field of automotive media of any form.”

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