Matt Baker revealed as MC for 2013 CIPR Excellence Awards
TV personality, Matt Baker, has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the 2013 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards dinner, at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 3 June.
The black-tie dinner is the most prestigious annual awards event in the profession, recognising and rewarding best practice in public relations throughout the UK and acknowledging personal and team achievement at the highest professional level.
Matt Baker first came to fame on Blue Peter, which saw him become one of the 55 year old show’s most loved presenters, winning best children's presenter at the Bafta TV Awards, two years in a row. Since leaving Blue Peter in 2006, Matt has had a successful career co-presenting The One Show and Countryfile on BBC1 as well as appearing as a guest on Nevermind the Buzzcocks and finishing as runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing.
About the CIPR
Founded in 1948, the CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With 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.
About the CIPR Excellence Awards 2013
Now in its 29th year, the CIPR Excellence Awards recognise and reward best practice in public relations throughout the UK, and acknowledge personal and team achievement at the highest professional level.
A team of more than 50 judges, all senior members of the CIPR, review the entries and select the shortlist across 28 categories. At the final stage of judging, the CIPR judges are joined by another 30 professionals from associated disciplines, with all shortlisted entrants being invited to attend a 20-minute panel interview in London. This process makes the CIPR Excellence Awards the most rigorous and thorough in the field.