CIPR President January Update

WATCH: President Mandy Pearse's first video update to members

In her first monthly video update to members, 2021 President Mandy Pearse outlines her plans for the coming year and talks about some of the work already underway. Her three-point focus for the year "is to deliver greater value for members, to set the agenda for our industry, and to keep talking about the value of PR to business." 

In what will be a "challenging year", Mandy outlines how, as President, the CIPR "will offer [members] as much support as we can to invest in both yourself and your teams, and together we can demonstrate the value of public relations".

January Highlights

  • We announced the line-up of our Board of Directors for 2021. More here.
  • We awarded Fellowships to seven members for outstanding work in public relations, service to the Institute, and personal achievements within the profession. More here.
  • We published the new 'From Comms Professional to CEO' skills guide with advice for professionals on making the journey to the top. More here.
  • We launched our Excellence Awards 2021 with two new award categories. More here.

Keep an eye out for

  • The CPD deadline is on February 28. For more information visit our CPD page online here.
  • Chartership Assessment dates are scheduled for the first half of 2021. See the dates and find out more information here.

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.

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).