Matt Baker revealed as MC for 2013 CIPR Excellence Awards

Matt Baker

TV personality, Matt Baker, has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the 2013 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards dinner, at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 3 June.

The black-tie dinner is the most prestigious annual awards event in the profession, recognising and rewarding best practice in public relations throughout the UK and acknowledging personal and team achievement at the highest professional level.

Matt Baker first came to fame on Blue Peter, which saw him become one of the 55 year old show’s most loved presenters, winning best children's presenter at the Bafta TV Awards, two years in a row. Since leaving Blue Peter in 2006, Matt has had a successful career co-presenting The One Show and Countryfile on BBC1 as well as appearing as a guest on Nevermind the Buzzcocks and finishing as runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing.

Jane Wilson MCIPR, CIPR Chief Executive
Last year’s CIPR Excellence Awards Dinner was a real highlight of the year and I’m looking forward to this year’s event being even bigger and better! It is a brilliant opportunity to come together with colleagues and friends to celebrate the most professional, most creative and most outstanding achievements our industry has to offer.
Jane Wilson MCIPR, CIPR Chief Executive
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).