Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
BPA is delighted to announce that Angel Fernandez has been appointed to the new staff position of Communications Manager. Angel, who took up the sport in 2017, starts his new post - based at BPA HQ, Leicester - in mid-April 2019. Angel has over 20 years’ communications and marketing experience in a variety of industries including automotive, manufacturing and third sector organisations.
He comes to BPA from commercial landscape contractor NT Killingley Ltd of Chesterfield, where he oversaw marketing and communications for their construction sector. At Killingley, Angel drove a brand refresh that provided a new and contemporary image that also respected the history and values of the company.
Angel’s role at BPA will be to engage with the members and BPA’s other stakeholders, and beyond with the media and the wider public. He will focus on communications activity to underpin implementation of BPA’s strategic plan, including rebranding to British Skydiving, expand BPA’s digital communication channels and content, and promote the sport and its successes to a wider audience.
As Communications Manager, Angel will work closely with Tony Butler, BPA Chief Operating Officer, other members of the staff team, and the Communications Committee chaired by Adrian Bond.
Adrian Bond said ‘Meeting the objectives in our strategic plan depends upon effective and efficient communications to our members, other key stakeholders and beyond. For this we created the new post of Communications Manager and are delighted to welcome Angel who has the skills and experience we need in this specialist area.’
Angel Fernandez said ‘I am delighted to be joining the BPA at such an important time in its development and am looking forward to working with members and other stakeholders. The 5-year strategic plan presents opportunities and challenges as we work to deliver our exciting ambitions for our fantastic sport.’
Calling full BPA Members who are eligible to renew online. Online renewal is now available for the BPA membership year, from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 inclusive. If you plan to jump on or after 1 April, you need to renew. If you have ratings (that need to be signed off), live outside the UK/Channel Islands/BFPO, or are otherwise not eligible to renew online, a renewal form was included in your Feb issue of the Mag, or can be downloaded (enter 101 in the forms search box). You can fax or post your completed form to us.
Updated 17 May 2012