Latest Chartered Public Relations Practitioners announced

Penny Norton MCIPR (@PennyPNPR), Director at PNPR, and Rob Yeldham MCIPR (@RobYeldham), Director of Marketing & Communications at The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, have been announced as the two latest Chartered Public Relations Practitioners (Chart.PRs).

Chart.PR status is the Institute's most prestigious validation of skills, qualifications and experience. This benchmark of professional excellence and integrity represents the highest standard of knowledge, expertise and ethical practice. As well as reflecting breadth of experience and academic achievements, Chart.PR status demonstrates a long-standing commitment to Continuing Professional Development.

Penny's written submission for Chart.PR status, 'New approaches to public consultation', overviewed the principles of 21st century consultation and answered the question, "is online consultation the key to future successful engagement?"

Rob's written submission for Chart.PR status, 'The lessons for public relations practice of managing critical incidents', covered how reputation and relationship management are at the heart of public relations.

An edited collection of some of our most thought-provoking 'Stage Two' Chart.PR written submissions are being published in Chartered Public Relations – a new book of modern-day public relations best practice – by the CIPR and Kogan Page on Tuesday 3 February.

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).