CIPR 'Groups of the Year' honoured at AGM

CIPR Groups of the Year 2013CIPR Past President Sally Sykes FCIPR awarded both the North East Group and CIPR International with the Group of the Year prize at the AGM, held at the Royal College of Physicians on 13 June. Each year, the CIPR seeks to recognise a national/regional group and sector group that has maintained a strong and active membership whilst delivering a comprehensive training, events and professional development programme.

Sarah Hall FCIPR accepted the 'Regional Group of the Year' award on behalf of CIPR North East, who have seen tremendous growth in membership since December 2011. Their hard-working, passionate and enthusiastic committee have delivered a frequent programme of training and events, as well as a regular hour-long Twitter chat across the North East region.
Eva Maclaine accepted the Sector Group of the Year award on behalf of CIPR International, who have held an impressive array of webinars, lectures and networking events. They hosted the Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture in Parliament in January and the Brazilian Corporate Communications Day in September last year. The committee have capitalised effectively on the growth in their International group membership and have also engaged regularly with their members through newsletters, flyers and surveys.
The CIPR AGM was streamed online and featured a talk from former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Jack Straw.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

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).

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