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Abha Thakor is a senior communicator, journalist and digital media professional working in a variety of sectors.

  • Join the CIPR LPS committee

    Committee member

    Could you make a positive difference to practice and support other communications practitioners in public service. The CIPR’s Local Public Services Group is seeking new members to join its committee from the AGM this October 2019. Mandy Pearse, Chair of… Read More ›

  • Mandy Pearse becomes CIPR President-Elect

    Portrait picture of Mandy Pearse

    Following the conclusion of this year’s CIPR Election, Mandy Pearse has been named CIPR President-Elect for 2020. Congratulations to Mandy, who has been a long-standing volunteer for the institute, including as Chair of the CIPR Local Public Services group and an… Read More ›

  • Join us in Bristol for the 2019 AGM

    LPS AGM 2019 in Bristol The LPS Annual General Meeting, held jointly with the CIPR South West Committee, will take place on Wednesday 9 October 2019, 6pm to 8pm, in Bristol. CIPR President Emma Leech will speak at the AGM. The EventBrite… Read More ›

  • Contribute to the CIPR strategy

    Draft strategy survey text

    The CIPR wants your views on its future strategy. It has produced a draft document covering the period 2020 to 2024 and is inviting members to identify any gaps and make suggestions on what has been included. Draft Strategy 2020-2024… Read More ›

  • CIPR Panel backs ethics-driven approach to AI

    Kerry portrait

    The CIPR’s Artificial Intelligence Panel (#AIinPR) has backed guidelines proposed by the European Commission that promote an ethics-driven approaches to AI. Kerry Sheehan, CIPR LPS Committee Member and Deputy Chair of the institute’s AI panel, called on colleagues to support organisations in… Read More ›

  • Winning awards is the key to opportunity

    CIPR Excellence - Winning Matters

    By Mandy Pearse, Chair of the Local Public Services Group Winning an award is not an end in itself however lovely the award ceremony or black tie dinner. The bigger prize has to be the potential that winning or being… Read More ›

  • Contribute to 2019’s State of the Profession Report

    CIPR State of the Profession 2018 report front

    Why you should take the time to complete the survey Help document the issues faced by the PR and communications profession by contributing to the 10th anniversary survey by the CIPR.  Kerry Sheehan, CIPR Council and Local Public Services Committee… Read More ›

  • Public services boost on CIPR Council

    Three advocates of local public service communications will be on the 2019 CIPR Council.

    Congratulations to Mandy Pearse, Peter Holt & Kerry Sheehan.