About Us - Chairman's Welcome

The Corporate and Financial Group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the professional body for practitioners of corporate and financial communications. Our purpose is to serve our 650 or so members and the profession by offering:

  • access - to leaders in business, the media, and the City, at our events
  • networking - amongst our peer group and other senior practitioners
  • guidance on best practice - particularly on matters which directly support the credibility and effectiveness of our profession in delivering value to senior decision makers in business and corporate life
  • representation - on regulatory issues or other matters affecting our collective licence to operate, acting as an authoritative voice for our profession.

Our events include:

Click here for details of forthcoming events.

Our website provides best practice information including reports of our events and seminars.

You can also join our CIPR Corporate and Financial LinkedIn group and follow us on Twitter: @CIPR_CFG.

Membership is for individuals and is available directly for £75 pa (includes two lunchtime meetings) or via the CIPR (if you select the Corporate and Financial Group as your sector group). Student rate is £10 pa.

Beth Saint


Beth Saint
Corporate and Financial Group


The Chartered Institute of Public Relations was founded in 1948 and is the largest professional public relations organisation in Europe.

Including the Corporate and Financial Group, there are four vocational, thirteen regional and seven special interest groups within the Institute. In addition to Institute events, these groups organise their own programmes of activities to cover their specialised interests. Membership of the Institute is required for full membership of all the specialist groups.

The Institute circulates official news regularly to members, covering information about Institute activities and matters of interest and importance to members.