CIPR 2013 Annual Report details 29% increase in CPD completions

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has published its 2013 Annual Report alongside an official notice of this year’s Annual General Meeting, taking place in Manchester on Thursday 12 June.

The Annual Report includes detailed information on the 29% increase in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) completions by Members.

Other headlines from the Annual Report include:

  • 4% growth in professional membership of the Institute
  • 1,623 members and non-members taking part in 159 training workshops over the year
  • 628 graduations across CIPR Qualifications
  • Rising participation in both the CIPR Excellence and PRide Awards
  • An increased level of representation across key public relations issues including Diversity and Social Media

The publication of the Annual Report follows last week’s release of the 2013 Finance Report which detailed how the Institute made a retained surplus for the year of £189,774. This takes the Institute’s total reserves to £868,399 in line with its financial objectives.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
In 2013, the CIPR recorded both an increase in membership and a substantial financial surplus for the fourth consecutive year. We also expanded the scope of our work on professional standards and conduct, increased our training and CPD offer, and continued to provide leadership of the profession as it adapts to new challenges in research practice, social media use and evaluation techniques. Our commitment to our Royal Charter continues to drive forward our work to promote higher standards of practice and professional conduct in public relations. 2013 saw, once again, a strong rise of 29% in the number of members recording Continuing Professional Development.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

This year’s AGM will take place on Thursday 12 June at Manchester Metropolitan University, starting at 6pm. The meeting is scheduled to immediately follow the day-long CIPR Northern Conference, which provides insight and learning into the skills required to operate in a digital PR landscape.

Members can confirm their attendance at the AGM by emailing Tina Surman at

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

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).

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