CIPR partners with CBI Government Affairs Network

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced a partnership with the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) Government Affairs Network (GAN) for 2018/19. 

The Network addresses political issues in frequent, high level meetings of senior public affairs professionals drawn from across British industry. 

The deal provides CIPR members and members of the CIPR Public Affairs group with exclusive access to discussions and debates relating to the CBI’s policy work and engagement with the government.

The CIPR’s Public Affairs Group - which comprises more than 1,200 public affairs professionals - hosts regular meetings and events for lobbyists across the UK. The group's annual Pre Party Conference Debate featuring political journalists in build up to the party conference season takes place tomorrow.

The CIPR also manages the UK Lobbying Register, the UK's only universal, open and free register of lobbying and lobbyists. 

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
As the Brexit talks enter a crucial phase and we prepare for an uncertain year ahead, I am very pleased to say we will be working even more closely with the CBI and facilitating important discussions among public affairs professionals across the spectrum of industry. It is vital that business expresses itself clearly to government and the public about the risks facing the economy. The CIPR is the home of professional public affairs and partnering with the CBI adds value to both memberships.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
Matthew Fell, UK Policy Director, CBI
It’s fantastic to welcome the CIPR as a partner to the CBI’s Government Affairs Network, which exists to give CBI members the insight they need to navigate these choppy political waters. Having the CIPR on board will bring additional insights to the network and is a win-win for our respective members.
Matthew Fell, UK Policy Director, CBI
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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).