NE five come alive in PR Week Powerbook

Now this is an immodest post, but if I don't shout about it, who will? I'm chuffed to say that for the third year in a row, I have made the PR Week Powerbook - the 'definitive guide to the most influential people in PR' - and as there are only around 400 names in there in total, it's a book worth sending home to Mum.

But best of all there are five of us from the North East listed, the most we've ever had.

Nice to be sharing space with Kari Owers from O Communications, Steve Davies of 3WPR, Lucy Gardiner from Gardiner Richardson and Stefan Lepkowski from Karol Marketing, all of whom make a massive contribution to the region's thriving PR scene.

Now I happen to know there is a creative hotbed of talent in the North East so I expect to see the number of listed practitioners from round these parts rise again in 2011, which would be brilliant (as long as I don't get bumped out, of course!)

Anyone for a glass of something cold and bubbly? Got to keep up perceptions, daahlings...!