Sara ThornhurstConsultant and Trainer, Inclusive Public Relations

Sara Thornhurst Chart.PR is a disabled PR practitioner and trainer who ran her own agency for several years. She has been speaking out about disability in PR since 2016 and has run workshops on disability inclusion, accessibility and diversity issues at multiple industry events, and is an experienced public speaker and activist. She offers PR consultancy with an EDI focus and runs regular training sessions and workshops for agencies and PR events to help them overcome issues around ableism, and employing and retaining disabled talent. She is also the Chair of the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire CIPR Committee and a member of the CIPR’s Diversity Inclusion Network.

Why did you say yes to become a CommsHero Ambassador?

Aside from the fact it’s a home-grown phenomenon and I’m super proud it’s in Leeds? Comms Hero is real gem as far as the PR and comms community goes. It’s supportive, inclusive and offers brilliant learning opportunities from all the many niches and areas of communication. Comms Hero is a committed cheerleader of all things comms and I’ve learned so much being involved in the annual #CommsHero conference and I’m honoured and excited play a small part in shaping the coming year.