CIPR seeks views for Independent Practitioners Network

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations will launch a new network to provide tailored support to freelance and independent PR practitioners. 

Working independently offers practitioners greater flexibility and control over their own affairs but independent professionals face a broad range of challenges including isolation and lack of budget for training. 

The new initiative - developed in consultation with CIPR members - offers discounted training opportunities and additional networking support to members based across the UK and abroad. 

The group will be led by Dominic Ridley-Moy MCIPR, Dip CIPR and Accredited Practitioner, Ebony Gayle MCIPR, Dip CIPR.

Ebony Gayle MCIPR, Dip CIPR, CIPR Independent Practitioners Network
The CIPR Independent Practitioners (IP) network aims to provide support, advice and guidance for existing independent PR practitioners, as well as those contemplating the move to independent PR. It is a network run by independents for independents and a place where we can help, learn and grow!
Ebony Gayle MCIPR, Dip CIPR, CIPR Independent Practitioners Network

The CIPR IP Network's first task is to assess the needs of independent PR practitioners. Members working independently are invited to complete this brief survey by 13 April. 

For further information, please email the CIPR IP Network

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).