ABOUT THE GROUP

We are the professional network for practitioners in corporate and financial communications. Our purpose is to serve a membership of over 1,000 and the profession by offering:

  • Engagement with leaders in the worlds of business, the media, law and the City, at our events
  • Networking amongst our peer group and senior practitioners
  • Guidance on best industry practice and career development.

Due to Covid 19 we are currently running a programme of online events, and these can be seen by scrolling down to the Events tab below.

Normally our events include:

  • Lunchtime and evening meetings with senior journalists and industry leaders.
  • Ad hoc panel and debates on important topics or best practice seminars
  • Our popular Summer Party
  • Annual Dinner with a high-profile speaker
  • Occasional visits and tours.


OUR COMMITTEE




SIMON MATTHEWS

CHAIRPERSON



MATTHEW JERVOIS

VICE CHAIRPERSON

CAROLINE CECIL

VICE CHAIRPERSON

ESTELLE BIBBY

NATALIE DE FREITAS



SIMON HOCKRIDGE



KIRSTINA REITAN



MARY WHENMAN



FIONA WILKINSON



NATASHA MOORE



SUE OWEN



MARY KENEFAKE

Upcoming events

You can expect an exciting programme of events to support your career and professional development. CIPR members are eligible for 5 CPD points at all our CIPR Corporate and Financial Group events. As ever, if you have any suggestions for events or speakers, please do let us know.

Chris Sloley, Editor, Citywire Selector
Wednesday 15th September, 12.00-13.00 pm via Zoom

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PAST EVENTS

Lunchtime media talks
Helen Thomas, UK Business columnist, Financial Times
Mark Shapland, Associate City Editor, Daily Mail
Tessa McCann, News Editor for Strategic Relationships at CNBC International
Michael O’Dwyer, Professional & Financial Svs Correspondent, The Telegraph
Sabah Meddings, Pharma, Consumer and Leisure Correspondent, Sunday Times
Charlotte Moore: Award-winning financial journalist and copywriter

Panel discussions and Other Events
"The future of ESG"
  "What does Brexit mean for business" with trade expert David Henig; part of the CIPR Brexit series"
"Data journalism: the stories behind the numbers" with John Burn-Murdoch, data journalist at the Financial Times
"Shared Interests? What’s the future for companies and their purpose?"; a shareholder activism panel discussion 
Communicating in a new future of Work

CIPR members are eligible for 5 CPD points at all our CIPR Corporate and Financial Group events.  

Professional Development

We hold speaker lunches, career development talks, debates and visits to national news and political institutions.

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Networking

Our events enable you to meet fellow practitioners from the world of consultancy and in house.

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Development & skills training

Our training and breakfast briefings offer insights to help develop your career.

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