CIPR appoints 3 new Fellows for outstanding contribution to PR

The CIPR has awarded Fellowships to three members, following the third quarterly review of nominations for 2019. Fellowships are awarded for outstanding work in public relations, service to the Institute and personal achievements within the profession.

The three new Fellows are:

Laurian Hubbard Chart.PR, FCIPR 

Laurian devotes time and energy to supporting fellow members and the wider PR profession as she sees this as key to encouraging fellow practitioners to raise standards. An advocate for collaboration, Laurian leads or belongs to a number of groups in Wales / the South West to bring professionals together for mentoring, coaching, building relationships and to foster empowerment. She recently launched a Women in PR Cymru network alongside newly awarded Fellow, Rachel Moss. She shares her knowledge and experience generously and uses her position to encourage and support junior members of the PR profession to upskill and progress their careers.

Rachel Moss Chart.PR, FCIPR, Dip CIPR 

Rachel is a committed member of the CIPR and has devoted extensive time and effort to the CIPR Cymru group. Organising meetings and events, growing the CIPR Cymru Senior Practitioner Forum and encouraging employers to recruit and train CIPR members are evidence of how Rachel champions the PR profession. Rachel generously shares her skills and knowledge through speaking at events and is an advocate for professionalising the PR function in companies for which she works. She is committed to helping other professionals progress their careers through coaching and mentoring them and recently launched a Women in PR Cymru network.

Deb Sharratt Chart.PR, FCIPR, Dip CIPR 

Deb has devoted many years of service to the CIPR at a regional and, more recently, a national level. From establishing a forum for strategic communicators in the North East to encouraging young professionals to join the CIPR, Deb is committed to spreading best practice and the importance of ethical communications. An advocate for employing and engaging the services of CIPR members, Deb lives and breathes the advancement of professionalism in PR and played an important role in bringing a Chartered Assessment day to her region in the North East in 2019, successfully being granted Chartered Practitioner status herself.

CIPR President, Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR FCIPR
Many congratulations to Laurian, Rachel and Deb. I’m delighted the time and expertise you give back to our community has been recognised alongside your commitment to life-long learning. You are part of a growing community of ambassadors for the CIPR, driving forward our values and commitment to professionalism and ethical practice.
CIPR President, Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR FCIPR

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

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 by far the biggest member 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).