While most parents of a newborn baby are getting to grips with nappy changing and night-time feeds, the director of a Truro-based marketing company has completed a post-graduate course just six weeks after giving birth.
Rachel Picken, director of MPAD, completed the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Diploma – a level 7 course – and with it, has gained accredited status as a PR practitioner.
She completed her final assignment when second daughter Bryher Evie, born on November 15, was just six weeks old.
With her results published this month, she passed the course with a merit.
Picken said: “There are perhaps only a handful of PR professionals in Cornwall to hold accredited status, and those who do I hold a lot of professional respect for.
“Together, we’re working to raise the standards of the PR industry in Cornwall.”
Sarah Pinch, regional chair of the CIPR in the south west, added: “This is a tough qualification and to achieve this whilst caring for a new born baby is testament to Rachel’s commitment to her profession and her family.”