Independent Professional Network - Membership Benefits

Why should you join us?

Credibility and professional recognition: Membership of the CIPR, the only professional body for the PR industry with a royal charter, provides members with industry standard credibility both within and outside the profession.

Networking: Membership of CIPR and its IP network offers you a great way of connecting with experienced communicators and PR experts working independently so you’ll have lots in common.

Being updated on matters that impact independents: We have an independents group on LinkedIn and comment in the independents group on FB. We also send out email updates and plan to have a presence on Twitter – so you can remain in the loop on relevant developments.

Continuous professional development: As a member of CIPR IP network you have discounted access to a wide range of training and development initiatives.  Currently all IP network members get £100 off!

Links with freelance recruiters: We are continually looking to further develop our links and we are in discussion with The Workcrowd and PR Calvary about recruitment options for independents. 

Research discounts: We have been talking with Opinium Research who have put together some great package deals for independents.

Peer coaching: CIPR members benefit from a discount, offered by the Peer Coaching Hub, that matches and supports independent workers to coach each other.   

Media database discounts: We are continually looking to further develop our links and we are in discussion with the Kantar and Vuelio.

Getting accreditation: Being an accredited PR Practitioner is a hallmark of your professional excellence. It shows you are committed to keeping your professional skills and knowledge up-to-date and continually developing and broadening your horizons. Your accreditation shows in CIPR’s PR register and Member directory profile. You’ll receive a logo and certificate to demonstrate your designation. To retain your accredited status, you need to renew your membership and complete CPD every year.

Who is eligible?

To find out more about coming accredited view here .

Getting Chartered

 Find out more about getting chartered here. 

How to join us

If you are already a CIPR member, join the network by completing this independent network form. If you are not yet a member, come and help us grow our network and increase our profile within the industry. For details on how to join the CIPR see here

To find out more please send us an email