CIPR Scotland named Regional Group of the Year
CIPR Scotland has been named the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Regional Group of the Year. The Group, which represents public relations practitioners in Scotland, has been honoured with the award for, amongst other things, maintaining a strong and active membership and for delivering a comprehensive training programme.
It is no surprise that CIPR Scotland’s membership is so strong as it conducted an excellent programme of events in 2011, including a joint event with CIPR Public Affairs in the Scottish Parliament looking into the communications behind SNP electoral successes. Caroline Binnie, last year’s Chair of the Scotland Group, and the rest of the Committee, are to be congratulated for their excellent work and for making the Group such a success.
I’m delighted that the work of the CIPR Scotland Committee has been recognised nationally. It was a real team effort and I’d like to thank all the committee members for their hard work during the year and CIPR Scotland members for their support and participation. Credibility, professional development and networking are at the heart of what the CIPR has to offer and CIPR Scotland is committed to supporting this and promoting the strength, professionalism and diversity of the PR industry in Scotland.
CIPR Wessex was named the runner-up Regional Group of the Year.
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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).