Sector groups

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

CIPR members (except for 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).

*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.

The group supports anyone working in PR and communications in the not-for-profit sector – from charities and social enterprises to housing associations and local government. We provide opportunities for members to develop their skills, build their network and broaden their knowledge base within the sector.

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 Group
The CIPR Health Group is here to support professional communicators working in healthcare in the public and private sector. We will champion excellence in healthcare communications. We strongly believe that through excellence in communication in healthcare we can improve the health and well-being of the population. We are currently redeveloping our pages. Contact us via Twitter @CIPRHealth.

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.