Colin Jackson to compère CIPR Excellence Awards dinner
Olympic medallist Colin Jackson CBE has been announced as the compere of the CIPR Excellence Awards dinner 2012, to be held in London on 28 May.
The event, now in its 27th year, is the most prestigious annual celebration of public relations with around 850 guests from across the profession. Olympic medalist Colin Jackson, famous for his achievements in the 110m hurdles, will help ensure the night is a huge success.
Commenting, Jane Wilson, CEO of the CIPR, said:
Colin is the perfect person to present the Excellence Awards in the year that the Olympic Games come to London. The Olympic ethos is about fair play and inspiration – qualities that the CIPR holds dear. With this in mind we have arranged a special evening that will celebrate the fantastic achievements of communicators, as well as past Olympians. I’m really looking forward to celebrating the profession’s achievements as public relations continues to go from strength to strength.
A number of other exciting guests from the world of sport and athletics will be announced by the CIPR in the coming weeks.
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).