CIPR launches Tourism and Hospitality Network

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has launched its new Tourism and Hospitality Network. Following the huge impact of the pandemic on the industry, the group aims to bring together PR professionals from across the tourism and hospitality sectors to discuss industry news and developments, challenges and opportunities, and to provide a forum for members to network and seek peer support.

The Network's committee is made up of;

  • Kirstie Nickson, Chair – Co-director at Sidekick PR
  • Caroline Corefield Rose, Vice-chair - Director of Core Communications
  • Paul Chibeba, Secretary - Head of communications and deputy director of external affairs at the SS Great Britain Trust
  • Andrew Broughton – Senior media relations manager at Highways England
  • Gillian Grattan – Senior client manager at LK Communications
  • Hayley Mace Chart.PR – Head of communications at New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Sarah Maxwell – Account manager at The PC Agency


Kirstie Nickson, Chair of the CIPR Tourism and Hospitality Network
After what has been an incredibly difficult year for the tourism and hospitality sectors, it made sense to establish a network that brings together PR professionals within the industry to share new opportunities, discuss the fast-moving developments taking place and tackle challenges together. The network provides a space for all of this to happen and for members to get support from their peers to network and to share expertise with one another.
Kirstie Nickson, Chair of the CIPR Tourism and Hospitality Network
  • Find out more about the Network here.
  • Follow the Network on Twitter here.

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).