Lord McNally and Lord Clement-Jones honoured at Fellows' Lunch
Lord McNally and Lord Clement-Jones have been awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) for their outstanding contribution to public relations at the Institute's annual Fellows' Lunch.
The pair received the CIPR's highest honour in front of more than a hundred Fellows at the House of Lords. Attendees enjoyed drinks on the Houses of Parliament's Cholmondeley Terrace before a keynote speech from House of Cards creator, Lord Dobbs.
A former public affairs professional, Lord McNally was leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords between 2004 and 2013.
I am deeply honoured to be made a CIPR Honorary Fellow. The CIPR has been in the vanguard of promoting the highest professional standards in public relations and public affairs and I am happy to be associated with its work by accepting this Honorary Fellowship.
Lord Clement Jones, who was awarded a CBE in 1988, is currently the Liberal Democrat's spokesman on the Creative Industries.
I'm delighted and privileged to be among such select company.
CIPR President Jason MacKenzie Found.Chart.PR also presented Fellowship honours to the following members, who were awarded CIPR Fellowships in June:
- Nicola Bothwell Chart.PR, FCIPR
- Andrew Cooper Chart.PR, FCIPR
- Donald Steel FCIPR
- Wendy Moran FCIPR, Dip CIPR
- Steve Shepperson-Smith Chart.PR, FCIPR Dip CIPR.
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).