IoD to award top public relations director for second year

The Institute of Directors (IoD) will once again be offering a prize to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) member who can demonstrate high standards in proactively managing and safeguarding the reputation of their organisation.

Simon Walker, Director General of the IoD
The IoD believes that effective reputation management is central to achieving an organisation’s goals. Successful companies acknowledge the important of public relations at all times, and when crises do occur, they are prepared and act decisively. We are delighted to offer this prize in recognition of the vital role played by those who manage reputation.
Simon Walker, Director General of the IoD
Jane Wilson, CIPR CEO
The CIPR believes in the value of reputation management at the highest levels of an organisation and therefore it is really encouraging that the IoD, which represents the most senior people in the business community, is in firm agreement.
Jane Wilson, CIPR CEO
Sarah Pinch MCIPR (last year's winner)
It was a real honour to receive the inaugural IoD/CIPR prize. University Hospitals Bristol, as an NHS organisation, is accountable to patients and the wider public and it was humbling to see the part I play in that, recognised in this way. The award has enabled me to speak to many different groups, individuals and organisations about the importance of professional communications advice, particularly why open, honest and reliable communications must be a constant strategic ambition and reality, especially in times of economic challenge, has never been more important.
Sarah Pinch MCIPR (last year's winner)

This year’s prize for the winner of the CIPR and IoD Public Relations Director of the Year Award 2012 is a place on an IoD Director Development programme lasting two to three days and a selection of IoD books with a value of over £2,500. Entrants must be a full member of the CIPR and must be a member of a Board in their own right, or a senior executive or consultancy practitioner who advises the Board, MD or Chairman on reputation issues. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 4 April 2012.

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).

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