CIPR membership growing

The CIPR ended 2010 with 9,455 members – a 3% rise during the year, according to Chartered Institute of Public Relations annual annual report published today.

As previously reported, the CIPR also achieved a financial surplus on the year, reversing the significant financial loss in 2009.

Jane Wilson, CIPR chief executive said:

“Membership of the CIPR held up well in 2010 despite a difficult economic environment and it is encouraging that public relations practitioners continue to see membership of their Chartered professional body as an important part of professional development.

“The CIPR welcomed more students to its courses with the Diploma seeing an increase in enrolments in the year. Two new qualifications were introduced and the surplus generated from qualifications rose 29% year on year.”

Students members represent 5% of total membership and Affiliate members (those at the start of their professional journey) represent 9% of total membership.

Last year, 287 people were awarded the CIPR Diploma in Public Relations, 147 the Advanced Certificate and 108 gained the new Foundation Award.

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