Sector groups

For full details on our 11 sector groups, see below.

CIPR members (except for Students and Global Affiliates*) can join up to five groups free of charge. We will automatically register you with the your local national/regional group and you can log into My CIPR to select further sector or national/regional groups (up to a total of five).

*Student and Global Affiliate members can join one group. Student members are automatically registered with their local national/regional group and Global Affiliate members are automatically registered with the CIPR International group.

Construction & Property
The group supports in-house and agency PR professionals within construction, residential and commercial property, architecture, building services, housebuilding, structural and civil engineering and other associated sectors. It organises events on industry-related best practice, site visits and useful networking opportunities.

Corporate & Financial
This group aims to improve the understanding of the role and value of corporate and financial public relations, both within the City and industry in general. It has regular meetings, with senior speakers from business, government and the media, and a full social programme offering excellent networking opportunities.

Education & Skills
Members of the Education & Skills Group benefit from subsidised training and networking events geared towards their PR and communications needs. The group's aim is to promote best practice and extend the professional growth and knowledge of PR practitioners working in the education and skills sector.

Fifth Estate - Voluntary sector
The group supports anyone working with PR in the not-for-profit sector. It holds regular meetings with top rank speakers from the media and not-for-profit organisations, runs a mentoring scheme and provides a membership directory.

Public Affairs (CIPR PA)
CIPR PA Group members are communication and public affairs professionals who interact with Government, the EU and the devolved Parliament and Assemblies. The group regularly organises speaker meetings and lunches and a free members' handbook.

Health & Medical
The CIPR Health and Medical Group aims to unite PR professionals from across the healthcare and medical sectors. PR in this sector is particularly wide ranging covering the NHS, private healthcare, health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry. Our meetings are designed to appeal to communications professions from agency and in-house including those who specialise in general healthcare, patient groups, government, health charities and medical research.

CIPR Inside
CIPR Inside's objective is to provide a forum for internal communication professionals where they can share ideas and practices and agree professional standards.

CIPR International
For members working in-house or in consultancy in an international context, or who wish to develop their careers in an international direction. It is an opportunity for both networking and training.

Local Public Services
The group's members work in or with local public services such as local government, health, housing, education. It promotes professional development, runs awards schemes, workshops and publishes 'PR News'.

Marketing Communications
This sector group represents all of the PR professionals who operate or have an interest in the wider marketing communications arena. Giving you access to the latest information and best practice to stimulate your business through a number of events each year. These normally include case studies of best practice in marketing communications.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Group (STEM)
With this group, technology communicators have the opportunity to meet and exchange information and extend contacts.