CIPR Fellow and Chartered Practitioner Jane Wells awarded MBE
Former chair of the CIPR's Northern Ireland Group, Jane Wells Chart.PR, FCIPR, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours for services to the public relations industry, Northern Ireland economy, and wider society.
Jane was the first woman in Northern Ireland to receive a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of PR and chaired the CIPR regional group in Northern Ireland in 1998.
In 2010 she was presented with a special recognition award by the Institute for her Outstanding Contribution to the Northern Ireland PR sector and featured in the body's ‘70 at 70’ list to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
Jane was managing director of PR agency, JComms, until 2018 and continues to be a director of the company.
I am immensely proud and humbled in equal measure by this award which I would like to share with my colleagues at JComms, past and present. I see it as recognition of the significant impact made by the company and the PR community to Northern Ireland over many years.
Huge thanks to those who nominated me and my eternal gratitude to my husband Martin and children Sian, Duncan and Petra who have supported me throughout my career.
Jane’s reputation in and contribution to the NI PR industry over the years are without match. Her professionalism, dedication and drive are renowned, and the impact of her work can be seen in the ongoing success of the world-leading organisations that she has advised and the colleagues that she has inspired. Jane has been a fantastic mentor, teammate and friend to all at JComms and she is richly deserving of this honour.
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 in the UK and overseas 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).