Robert Minton-Taylor has 45 years’ experience in journalism and public relations. He has held board level roles in PR consultancies and advised directors of FTSE 100 companies and worked with over 110 clients in Europe, Americas, Asia and Oceania. Robert has been nominated for and/or won 20 regional and national awards for his work, including a lifetime achievement award for his services to shipping, a gold award as freelancer of the year and nominations for most inspiring teacher and personal tutor of the year. He is a board director of The Media Society charity which list MPs, lawyers and journalists among its members, a former past president of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and a former chairman of the Professional Practices Committee of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. As the global media relations manager for the Norwegian-Swedish shipping company, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics he helped launch the world’s first concept green ship ES Orcelle and gained over 15 environment awards for the firm. His passions are the songs of The Kinks founder Ray Davies, the Kurt Wallander detective stories created by Henning Mankell, architecture, rock and blues music, ballet, merchant shipping and Saab cars.

Robert Minton-Taylor has a keen interest in bringing the ‘realities’ of the ‘real world’ into the classroom by establishing and building links with industry and commerce. His most recent successes have been working with IKEA on CSR projects and with Vauxhall on employability skills. He writes regularly on crisis and issues management as well as on employability and internships. He brings the 40 years’ experience he has gained in consultancy and in-house corporate communications to help develop the skills of undergraduate and postgraduate students to gain jobs.