CIPR announces six new Fellows in recognition of outstanding contributions to public relations
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced six new Fellows in recognition of their outstanding work in public relations, service to the Institute and personal achievements within the profession.
The new Fellows nomination process has brought forward an excellence series of candidates that have each made an exceptional contribution to the CIPR, and the broader public relations profession.
We are especially delighted to recognise contributions from Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England as well as from different aspects of public relations professional practice; these six new Fellows reflect the breadth and depth of the work undertaken by our members.
CIPR Fellows play an important role in promoting professionalism and best practice in the field of public relations, contributing to the Institute's working groups, panels and consultations for the benefit of the industry as a whole.
The new fellows are:
- Gynneth Cockcroft FCIPR – a voice for the CIPR, promoting excellence in public relations in Northern Ireland, and a mentor to practitioners at the start of their career.
- Martin Horrox FCIPR – an expert in best practice and ethics in public relations professionally, in numerous voluntary roles, and long service to the profession and also to the CIPR as its regulatory consultant.
- Simon McVicker FCIPR – strong commitment and leadership to the CIPR through the Board, Council, UKPAC and as chair of the Public Affairs group, alongside speaking and lecturing on the role of public affairs within public relations.
- Alastair Ross FCIPR – a thought leader, supporter of fellow professionals, expert in public affairs, and voice for the CIPR on public affairs in Scotland and beyond.
- Ashley Wilcox FCIPR – strong commitment and leadership to the CIPR through the Local Government Group, raising the profile and leading key initiatives, including raising the profile of local government communications.
- Iona Wyn FCIPR – a dedicated, committed professional working to promote excellence in public relations in Wales, and an advocate for the CIPR within Comms Cymru and the Welsh Government.
The CIPR awards Fellowship to members of the CIPR twice each year in recognition to outstanding contribution to the CIPR and the public relations profession. The deadline for the next round of nominations is 18 July 2014.
Find out more about CIPR Fellowship and the nomination process.
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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).