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London,
06
December
2012

CIPR recognises first Welsh-speaking Chartered Public Relations Practitioner

Meilyr Ceredig MCIPR, Managing Director of FBA Group and Chair of Cyswllt (the Welsh language public relations society) has been announced by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) as the latest ‘Chartered Public Relations Practitioner’.

‘Chartered Public Relations Practitioner’ status, the gold standard of professionalism in public relations practice, was awarded to Meilyr after completing a rigorous assessment of his leadership, strategy, learning and innovation in communications; a comprehensive original piece of work; and a candidate interview, which together showcased Meilyr’s commitment to continuous learning and development.

It’s a great honour in becoming the first bilingual professional in Wales to receive this gold standard. Increasingly the requirements of effective communications in Wales requires a mix of techniques as well as languages in order to truly target the Welsh population and key opinion formers within the communities they work and live. This has become all the more important in recent years with the creation of the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Office and the need for effective bilingual public advice and support for clients operating in Wales has never been higher on the agenda.
Meilyr Ceredig MCIPR, Managing Director of FBA Group
As Cyswllt Chair, Meilyr has led the charge of effective bilingual public relations in Wales and I’m delighted that the Welsh public relations community can welcome our first bilingual Chartered Public Relations Practitioner, and only the second Chartered Public Relations Practitioner in Wales.
Val Bodden MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Cymru Wales
Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status sets the bar for future generations of public relations leaders, and is the gold standard award for the CIPR and the public relations profession. This status delivers parity with other business disciplines, and supports our Royal Charter obligation to promote, for the public benefit, high levels of skill, knowledge, competence, standards of practice and professional conduct.
Jane Wilson, CIPR CEO
Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public relations (CIPR) is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of PR, 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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