It’s a driving day with a difference. MGMW members Robin Auchterlonie and Bill McCarthy joined industry colleagues for the annual Peugeot Golf Day at Brockett Hall recently.
Sadly our team failed to pick up any silverware, which was presented at an evening dinner attended by new Peugeot UK managing director, Stéphane Le Guevel. However, they did manage to find time to help Peugeot’s Mark Proctor celebrate his hole-in-one from previous event with a nip of whisky at the start.
We understand Peugeot PR boss, Andrew Didlick, took full account of the athletic prowess on display and provided golf buggies to get round the course for our intrepid duo and the rest of the journalists taking part.
The sun sparkled on the River Avon as more than 70 members of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers and their guests enjoyed an annual get-together, this year in the fascinating town of Shakespeare’s birth.
The idea of the once-yearly gathering is to allow the motoring writers to thank the press officers from the car makers’ PR departments for the work they put in to letting us drive the latest cars.
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Congratulations to MGMW member, Maurice Glover, who was 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.
In making their nominations, the judge said of Maurice: “Maurice is an ‘old master’ of the industry, knowing what makes a story and how to write like the pro he is.”
The award were presented at a gala dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on September 17.
The 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.