Fifth Estate Group named CIPR Sectoral Group of the Year
The Fifth Estate Group has been named the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Sectoral Group of the Year. The Group, which supports anyone working in public relations and communications in the voluntary sector, has been honoured with the award for, amongst other things, maintaining an active calendar of event and for strong membership engagement and recruitment.
Aside from offering their members a rich and varied calendar of events, last year the Fifth Estate Group Produced the “Get Heard” Report – an analysis of the opinions and impact of public relations professionals in the not for profit sector – which is an extremely valuable contribution to our understanding of a major sector. Gill Dandy, last year’s Chair of the Fifth Estate Group, and the rest of the Committee are to be congratulated for their excellent work and for making the Group such a success.
We are naturally delighted to receive this award and that our work with Not for Profit communications professionals has been recognised by the wider public relations industry. The Get Heard report was a major piece of research aimed at highlighting the strategic impact PR can and should have within our sector. The recognition of its contribution is significant.
CIPR International was named the runner-up Sectoral 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).