LK Communications’ Kayleigh Tinney has been named as Chair of Northern Ireland’s first ever PRCA NI NextGen Committee.

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is the world’s largest professional PR body and PRCA NextGen NI will be the first of its kind here in Northern Ireland, giving 18–30-year-old professionals a voice, as well as continued best practice advice and resources and an invaluable support system as they navigate careers in the industry.

Highly established across other regions of the UK, this is an exciting opportunity for young NI professionals in public relations.

The NextGen Committee harnesses the energy and insights of its members all the way from graduate level to senior account manager, reflecting their needs and encouraging the industry’s continued evolution.

Kayleigh is at the helm of the committee’s active recruitment as they are encouraging new members in Northern Ireland to join.

Six months after graduating with a Communications, Advertising and Marketing degree from Ulster University, Kayleigh secured her first graduate role as Client Executive with LK Communications and she was recently promoted to Senior Client Executive.

LK Communications Managing Director, Nikki Larkin, said:

“Kayleigh’s new role as Chair for PRCA NI NextGen highlights her incredible tenacity, ambition and passion in her career in the public relations industry.”

“This exciting role, which is a first for Northern Ireland, will undoubtedly give her invaluable insight into the communications landscape here, and globally, as well as offering her unique expertise on what PR professionals are experiencing. It is also a platform to support them and voice their needs to ensure a responsive, modern and vibrant PR industry for all of us.”

“Kayleigh has been a brilliant addition to the team at LK Communications, showing exemplary professionalism, dynamism and dedication since she joined us, and we are delighted to announce her recent promotion to Senior Client Executive.”

Kayleigh Tinney said:

“I am honoured to become the Chair on the first ever PRCA NI NextGen Committee. It comes at a such an exciting time for me professionally with my promotion to Senior Client Executive at LK Communications.”

“It is particularly special for me because it is the first ever NextGen Committee here in Northern Ireland which has been established at such an important time for the industry which has seen remarkable changes in the last two years.”

“I think it will be a fantastic way to learn and support other 18-30 year old professionals in our careers. I can’t wait to bring my insights from working in LK Communications to my role, and vice versa. I hope the work we do within the PRCA can inform the industry to continually evolve and become a “go to” resource, as we reach out to encourage more members to join us.”