New Partnerships in Modern Mediums and the Benefits of Social Media Management


Shelley Wright, Director of Communications and Engagement for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service will share a signature approach to blending traditional communications activity with real-time humanitarian support at the EPC's latest seminar: With a Little Help from Our Friends.


Shelley will offer some personal insights into how social media can and should be used to deliver tangible life-lines to people in need during an emergency.

About Shelley Wright

Shelley Wright holds the only board-level communications role in any Fire and Rescue Service in the UK. She took up her post as part of the organisation’s Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) in October 2010 and has delivered significant changes to the structure and strategy as well as bringing in many new skills, creating one of the best in-house teams in the public sector.

Shelley advises the board, senior members of the Fire Authority and the organisation as a whole on public affairs and external relations issues as well as developing and delivering a communications strategy for the organisation which puts local people and their community needs first.

Her work as Head of Communications, Marketing and Tourism for Lancashire's flagship local authority Chorley Council, led to her being included in the Top 100 Public Sector Communicators list in 2009, as well as picking up a host of awards and accolades for initiatives such as the Chorley Smile campaign. She was nominated in the Northern Power Women Awards in 2016.

Seminar: With a Little Help from Our Friends

23rd - 24th November 2016

The need for friends has never been more apparent in the emergency management profession than in today’s climate. It is essential to know the best means in which we can work together to make the most of our partnerships and maximise our resilience for the challenges we face. ‘With a little help from our Friends’ offers a fantastic programme of relevant and renowned speakers. Hosted by Dr Lucy Easthope, an expert in the field of crisis management, the seminar has been brought together to give emergency practitioners a vast insight into the latest thinking in the world of civil protection. 

View the full programme including Key Note Speaker, Dr Dan Poulter MP; Dr Dan will be delivering a presentation on the national health service: Meeting the challenges of people in need after emergencies and ensuring partnerships are in place.