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UKPress was set up during February 2000, as a central resource where press and PR people could share ideas, make useful contacts and discuss industry issues. The idea of Paul Douglas and Jo Chipchase, UKPress aims to make editorial and targeting roles easier for its members. Although UKPress tends to focus on the technology sector, communications professionals from other sectors are welcome to join and widen the debate.

While Paul is responsible for defining the direction of the list, Jo produces the website (constructive suggestions are always welcome). The technical side is taken care of by UKPress' third team member, Robert Shepherd.

More about the UKP team...

Paul Douglas
Paul is an editor and journalist who has written for various magazines and newspapers over the last nine years, including .net, Internet Advisor, Internet Works, PCFormat, MacFormat, The Independent and The Sunday Times. He has also spoken about technology issues on BBC Radio, LBC and lots of local radio stations. Paul is currently working on a new launch at Future Publishing.

Jo Chipchase
Jo is a professional writer of 14 years' standing. She has worked on both sides of the fence, in PR and journalism, covering topics ranging from business to lifestyle. Since 2003 she has been editorial director of Press Dispensary.

Robert Shepherd
Originally starting his professional life as a writer and musician, Rob has since had a long and successful career in TV, radio and business communications. During the 90s, Rob's work ranged from writing comedy for Radio 4 to winning a string of British and American awards as a corporate communications writer and director. Since 2003 Rob has been the technical director of Press Dispensary.

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