Former CIPR President Professor Anne Gregory receives two prestigious Awards
Former CIPR President, Professor Emeritus Anne Gregory from the Huddersfield Business School is the recipient of the ‘Atlas Award for Lifetime Achievement in International Public Relations’ from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and also the ‘2021 Outstanding Achievement Award’ from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS).
The Atlas Lifetime Achievement Award from the PRSA, rarely awarded to non-American recipients, is in honour of Professor Gregory’s contributions to the research and global practice of public relations and whose exemplary service has been recognised by the Society within the public relations profession.
The Outstanding Achievement Award from the CPRS was awarded jointly with Professor Amy Thurlow, from Mount Saint Vincent University for their work to create the profession’s first Capability Framework, scoping and defining the range of roles and responsibilities PR practitioners have.
I’m truly honoured to receive these Awards. We live in a globalised world where public relations and communication is being recognised as being the glue that holds us together. The global pandemic has brought this home to many leaders in a very powerful way. To be recognised for making an international contribution this year feels very special indeed and I’m grateful to both the Canadians and Americans for these Awards.
Many congratulations to Anne for these two, hugely deserved awards. Anne has done so much to progress the role of public relations, including pioneering the IPR - as it was then - to achieve chartered status and I am absolutely delighted her outstanding contributions have been recognised and celebrated internationally with these two prestigious global awards.
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.
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).