We lead and support the development and delivery of effective crisis communication and emergency media management by providing a network for all who practice and operate in this sector to learn within a safe environment. We work with organisations to help them identify and scope their needs and deliver a bespoke offering.
What we deliver
Chris, a Director of EPiCC, is the former Head of News and Deputy Director of Media and Communication at the Metropolitan Police Service.
John (jb), a Director of EPiCC, is a freelance media and communications advisor working with blue chip organisations, on planned communications and issues management.
EPiCC was established in September 2018 by the former Head of News and Deputy Director of Media and Communication at the Metropolitan Police Service, Chris Webb.
The EPiCC concept takes account of EMPA (Emergency Media and Public Affairs), established in Australia in 2006. Over the last 10 years, EMPA has enhanced the delivery of effective crisis communication across Australia through a series of national conferences and training with media liaison and public affairs professionals working in the emergency management sector.
One of the core tenets of EMPA from the beginning, has been to bring together knowledge, experience and research in the field of communication in emergencies and disasters.
In 2014, EMPA expanded into New Zealand and was met with overwhelming enthusiasm and support from public and private sector organisations across the country.
Chris became involved with EMPA in 2017 when he was asked to deliver a keynote speech at their conference in Wellington, New Zealand. He subsequently delivered keynote speeches for the 2018 conferences in Melbourne and Perth, Australia.
EPiCC is delighted to be working in partnership with EMPA to develop and enhance crisis communication in the UK and internationally.