Senior volunteers recognised for outstanding service to the CIPR

Two senior volunteers have been recognised for their outstanding service to the CIPR, to professionalism in public relations and for helping, mentoring and encouraging others to develop in their careers. 

Lindsey Collumbell Chart.PR, MCIPR and Kevin Taylor Chart.PR, FCIPR are both awarded the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal, which is presented by the President of the CIPR in recognition of exceptional achievement in public relations practice by a CIPR member.

Kevin Taylor Chart.PR FCIPR
Kevin Taylor Joined the IPR in 1992 and was made a Fellow in 2003. He served as Group Chair of Home Counties North (now Thames and Chiltern) in 2001 and 2002. He served on the Board of the IPR/CIPR from 2004 until 2011. During this time he was Chair of the Education and Professional Standards Committee from 2004-2006, Treasurer in 2007, President Elect in 2008, President in 2009 and Past President in 2010. He was elected to Council in 2016 for a two year term and elected to the Board for 2017, wherein he also served as Chair of the Professional Practices Committee. In this role, he has supported the development and improvement of technical standards and guidance for members and initiated a review of the complaints process. He worked in-House at British Telecom from 1983-86 and has worked as a consultant in the telecom sector since the late 1980s. He became a Chartered PR Practitioner on 20 November 2017.

Lindsey Collumbell Chart.PR MCIPR
A member since 2005, Lindsey was co-opted to the Board in 2015, and subsequently elected to Board and Council in 2016. She has served as Chair of the Professional Development and Membership Committee from 2015. She has supported the CIPR Excellence Awards as a facilitator for the panel interviews since 2006 and also served as a PRide judge for 3 years. She worked in-house in a range of membership organisations and has been an independent consultant since 2004. As Chair of PDMC, Lindsey has coordinated the work of 14 task and finish groups and worked to realign and reorganise the CIPR’s professional development products to serve the needs of members. Lindsay became a Chartered PR Practitioner on 25 January 2016.

Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Found.Chart.PR, CIPR President
I am very pleased and honoured to be able to recognise the commitment shown in the service of the membership of the CIPR, by of two of my peers. Lindsey and Kevin have devoted a huge amount of their time to further the growth and development of professionalism in public relations. They have embodied the change they want to see in our industry, not only shaping the policies and practices of the Institute but by personally committing to the spread of Chartered Practitioner status and leading by example.
Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Found.Chart.PR, CIPR President
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).