2016 Integrated Report reflects on "bold and pioneering year" for CIPR
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today published its 2016 Integrated (IR) and Financial reports, offering members and the public a powerful snapshot of the Institute's performance.
IR 2016 reflects on a year of firsts for the CIPR - from the launch of the multiple-award winning Influence magazine to the introduction of Corporate Affiliate membership for consultancies and in-house teams. The report also documents the continued growth of CPD and the Institute's Chartered Practitioner programme.
The financial report reveals that income increased by £132,000, compared with 2015, to boost overall income to over £4m. As the CIPR prepares to relocate from its existing premises in Russell Square, accounting rules require the Institute to provide for future liabilities, including dilapidation costs. An estimate of £100,000 for these costs, which cover building disrepair, has been added meaning a deficit of £132,909 has been recorded on the accounts.
Before I took up the role of President I outlined a 3-year strategic framework for members to provide continuity and give us a stronger sense of direction. Professionalism, through promoting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Chartered PR Practitioner status, is at the core of this. We also committed to be braver and to focus on our members. The Board and Council, supported by many volunteers, management and staff, have delivered a bold and pioneering year for the CIPR.
In 2016, we identified our mission to make public relations a predominantly chartered profession within the next decade and the record number of members volunteering for our groups and committees evidences the scale of support for our ambition.
The continuing growth of the CIPR will be supported immeasurably by a move away from our existing premises in Russell Square. Although our lease expires in 2019, it is our intention to relocate as soon as possible. The move will enable us to significantly reduce our overheads and deliver greater value for money for our members across the UK and abroad.
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR)