Fellowship honours for 3 Chartered Practitioners

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has awarded Fellowship of the Institute to three Chartered PR practitioners, following a Fellowship Nomination Committee meeting last week.

Amanda Coleman Chart.PR, FCIPR, Ben Verinder Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR and Sujarda Herring Chart.PR, FCIPR have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to public relations and for their service to the Institute.

Amanda Coleman Chart.PR, FCIPR
Having held CIPR membership for more than twenty years, Amanda has become a leader in crisis communication and major incident communication. She has contributed to the profession extensively with her work as Chair of Police Communicators (ApComm) which provides support to those working in law enforcement communication. She was awarded CIPR North West Outstanding PR Professional in 2012 and featured in the PR Week PowerBook this year. She is part of the CIPR North West Committee and was a member of the Foresight Panel that reported on the strategic function of PR. In 2016, Amanda achieved Chartered PR Practitioner and has recently been appointed as a Chartered Assessor. 

Ben Verinder Found.Chart. PR, FCIPR
Ben has demonstrated a commitment to the CIPR and PR profession throughout his career. He is a CIPR Founding Chartered PR Practitioner and a Chartered Assessor, a judge on a number of national public relations awards and a regular speaker on communication, reputation and market research. Ben was a member of the CIPR Education and Skills Committee and has commissioned research into student recruitment influencers. Ben has delivered research and teaching activities on behalf of the CIPR on a commercial basis including research for Delivering State of the Profession 2018. He has recently been appointed as a Lead Assessor for Chartership Assessments. 

Sujarda Herring Chart.PR, FCIPR
Sujarda has been a member of the CIPR for more than a decade and was awarded Outstanding Young Communicator at the North East Pride Awards in 2008. She went on to join the CIPR North East Committee, actively volunteering for five years. During her time on the committee, she held the position of secretary and spoke at several CIPR events including the CIPR Northern Conference in 2010. Her commitment to the PR profession is reflected by the accolades received for projects she has led including Best Broadcast Award at the CIPR Excellence Awards in 2012. Sujarda achieved Chartered PR Practitioner status in 2016 and is an advocate of the CIPR and PR profession.

Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Found.Chart.PR, CIPR President
CIPR Fellows play an invaluable role in promoting professionalism and best practice in our industry. Having excelled in their respective fields, Amanda, Ben, and Sujarda have shown tremendous dedication in promoting standards in our professional community. I'd like to thank them for their efforts and dedication to our industry.
Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Found.Chart.PR, CIPR President
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).