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The IoIC team is sad to hear of the passing of Bob Ireland, a valued Fellow of the Institute and a member since 1989.

Former MD of creative agency Pressgang, Bob was a long-term supporter of BACB and CiB (as IoIC was previously known).

An example of his generosity was the use of Pressgang’s meeting rooms in London, which he and his partner Margot donated for our Council meetings and face-to-face business over many years.

“Acts of kindness and support like this made a real difference to the Institute in those days,” says IoIC president Suzanne Peck.

“He was a regular at our national conference and entered our awards with great client work, which usually won! Bob had a sharp wit, and an even sharper brain, and loved how the written word had power and impact to influence. He was a true gentleman and we send our condolences to his family and friends.”

Before co-founding Pressgang, Bob worked for The Mirror Group. Here, some of his former colleagues share memories of working with Bob.

Bob passed away, aged 82, on 1 December 2020 after a short illness.

If you have any memories of working with Bob in internal communication, share them with us at [email protected], and we will update this page.


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