MGMW invites friends to Industry Day

Stratford view cropSunday, September 21 will see members of the Midland Group and their friends from the motor industry press offices taking to the water at Stratford-upon-Avon for our annual MGMW Industry Day.

It’s the one day in the year we have to turn the tables on the people from the press offices who spend the rest of the year looking after us so well. The usual rule applies – we’re not involving anything to do with cars!

Read more about it on our NEWS page

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.

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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