Watch: President Mandy Pearse's October video update


In her October update, CIPR President Mandy Pearse reflects on a busy month where we saw the return of our regional PRide Awards and launched our CPD Kickstart Challenge, designed to support members on their CPD journey. The theme of professional development continued as we announced the return of our face-to-face training with Mandy urging all PR pros to "take the opportunity to see what courses are running and develop your skills".

October highlights:

  • We announced the return of our face-to-face training with the publication of our training partner's 18-point safety plan. Find out more.
  • We welcomed eight new organisations as corporate members, bringing the total number of corporate members to 129. Find out more.
  • We revealed and celebrated the outstanding PR work across the country with the return of our regional PRide Awards. Find out more.
  • We celebrated as former CIPR President, Professor Anne Gregory, received two prestigious international PR Awards. Find out more.
  • New research found PR professionals are significantly more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers. Find out more.
  • Our award-winning member magazine, Influence, has a new home as we launched the latest issue. Find out more.
  • Together with the IoIC we published a new guide on how to communicate suicide. It is hoped the guide will not be needed but, on the occasions when it is, it guides readers through the process of how to communicate sensitively. Find out more.

Keep an eye out for:

  • Our award-winning virtual annual conference returns on November 9 and 10. Network and learn as we discuss the issue of stakeholder relations. Find out more.

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 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).