CIPR announces two new Chartered PR Practitioners
Julie McCabe, Managing Director of Massive Public Relations and Richard Flynn, Communications Manager at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have been announced as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) latest Chartered PR Practitioners.
Chartered Practitioner is a senior professional status awarded to members of the CIPR who can demonstrate an outstanding level of professional practice and knowledge and a commitment to continuous learning.
Those receiving Chartered Practitioner status this year will set the bar for future generations of public relations leaders. They have successfully completed a rigorous assessment process to emerge as the profession’s latest Chartered Public Relations Practitioners and are to be congratulated. This 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.
I am absolutely delighted to be the first person in Northern Ireland to be awarded Chartered PR Practitioner status, and after opening Massive Public Relations only eight months ago. I believe that as the PR industry continues to grow and develop, being a CIPR Chartered Practitioner will help to reinforce the credibility of PR professionals, as well as the important and influential role they play in the success of local public and private sector organisations.
I am delighted that there is now a professional standard to which we can all aspire. I am even more thrilled to have achieved it. I would encourage all practitioners to aim for chartered status as it will help the profession gain the recognition it deserves.
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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).