Founder member dedicates Presidents Room at CIPR 65th birthday celebration
Distinguished members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR), including founding member and Past President Tim Traverse-Healy FCIPR, gathered today at the CIPR Public Relations Centre in Russell Square, London, to celebrate the opening of the CIPR Presidents Room.
The new Presidents Room, opened with a champagne reception, honours the contribution that senior volunteers have made to the Institute to mark 65 years since the Institute’s formation in 1948.
The founding members of the IPR were certain that it was our job to promote public relations as a force for good and for change. I am proud to say that we have done that; from the days when we met in together as a small group sat in the Cabinet room, to the present day where we can call ourselves a true profession. We must never forget that there is a social dimension to the work that we do and with that comes a noble commitment to serve the public good.
Tim and the other founding members of the Institute were part of a post-war social movement of public relations professionals who believed that a profession based upon open and continuing dialogue, would improve the world. Our Institute’s founders also believed that the success of public relations would only be driven by a commitment to ethical standards and education, and is something we continue to strive toward today.
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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).