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London,
18
June
2013

CIPR 'Groups of the Year' honoured at AGM

CIPR Groups of the Year 2013CIPR Past President Sally Sykes FCIPR awarded both the North East Group and CIPR International with the Group of the Year prize at the AGM, held at the Royal College of Physicians on 13 June. Each year, the CIPR seeks to recognise a national/regional group and sector group that has maintained a strong and active membership whilst delivering a comprehensive training, events and professional development programme.

Sarah Hall FCIPR accepted the 'Regional Group of the Year' award on behalf of CIPR North East, who have seen tremendous growth in membership since December 2011. Their hard-working, passionate and enthusiastic committee have delivered a frequent programme of training and events, as well as a regular hour-long Twitter chat across the North East region.
 
Eva Maclaine accepted the Sector Group of the Year award on behalf of CIPR International, who have held an impressive array of webinars, lectures and networking events. They hosted the Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture in Parliament in January and the Brazilian Corporate Communications Day in September last year. The committee have capitalised effectively on the growth in their International group membership and have also engaged regularly with their members through newsletters, flyers and surveys.
 
The CIPR AGM was streamed online and featured a talk from former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Jack Straw.

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About the CIPR

The CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With 10,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.

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