CIPR announces new partnership with the Trade Association Forum
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced a new strategic partnership with The Trade Association Forum to support the development of networks, discussion forums and best practice guidance for all those working in communications roles in UK Trade Associations.
The Trade Association Forum represents more than 140 trade associations that in turn represent more than 135,000 businesses from all sectors of the economy. The new partnership will see the two bodies working together to improve the training and development offer for those working in communications in trade associations.
The partnership will also promote the importance of investing in professional communications to support Trade Associations across all of their communications activities, from PR to member communications, to marketing and public affairs.
Trade Associations are built on good communications. Often the voice of their sector, they have small teams that rely on excellent communications, with members, with their sector, with the media, regulators and policy makers. This partnership will support members of both bodies in sharing best practice and by providing networking opportunities.
Trade Associations are small organisations that need to punch above their weight with their communications. I am delighted to be working with the CIPR to support TAF members to learn about the value of investing in their communications capabilities.
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with nearly 10,000 members.
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).
About the Trade Association Forum
The Trade Association Forum is the association for association in the UK, representing more than 140 trade associations who in turn represent more than 135,000 businesses from all sectors of the economy.