CIPR Fellow Pat Gaudin awarded the 2013 Sir Stephen Tallents Medal
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) President of 2013, Sue Wolstenholme Chart.PR FCIPR has awarded Pat Gaudin MSc Chart.PR FCIPR, the 2013 Sir Stephen Tallents medal.
The medal is to recognise exceptional achievements in, and contributions to, the development of PR by a CIPR member.
Sir Stephen Tallents was one of the founders of public relations in Britain and the first president of the Institute of Public Relations in 1948. He was the BBC's first controller of public relations and Deputy Director General under Lord Reith.
Ever since I have known Pat she has been working hard for others in all sorts of ways and the CIPR has been a huge beneficiary of her warm generosity.
With iprovision she attends lengthy meetings to take meticulous care to allocate help to members who have hit hard times. Those of us who give our annual contributions would be wasting our money without her and the team’s hard work to spread the small fund as usefully as they do.
Pat already had an MSc in public relations when she took the course to become a certified CIPR teacher and as a result to play a major role in very many people’s professional development. She has been a core part of the Centre for Learning’s qualifications since its very beginning and is now working at UAL to teach and support students with their research projects.
The CIPR will only achieve its main purpose to develop the profession with the abundant generosity in time that Pat has given us all.
I cannot express adequately my delight on receiving this honour. It is very special not only at a personal level but also in relation to PR in the public sector given the role of local government officers in the setting up of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) in February 1948 and of Stephen Tallents, its first President. Professionalism and public ethos were key then, and professionalism and ethics remain high on the CIPR’s current agenda.
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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).