28 November 2013 newsletter

28 November 2013

In this newsletter

Comment from your Chairman



2014 dates for the diary


Comment from your Chairman

Today is the day of our annual dinner, held for the first time at the Great Connaught Rooms, Holborn. I hope to see many of you there tonight and I am looking forward to hearing Margaret Hodge speak.

We are grateful to Precise for sponsoring the annual dinner again this year.

We are always looking for committee members and associates so if you would like to get involved please contact me (or Sue Owen)  

We have had a very successful 2013 programme and are grateful to Katie Hunt and ?Kay Larsen and the committee for their hard work.  They are now working on our 2014 lunchtime programme and details are on our website.  The 2014 summer party is confirmed for Tuesday 24 June 2014.

Don’t forget you can earn CPD points by attending our events.



Lunchtime meeting with Alex Brummer, City Editor, Daily Mail

Date: Tuesday 14 January, lunchtime

Time: 12.30pm for 1 o'clock (sandwich lunch will be served)

Venue: AXA - 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD

Event: Alex Brummer, City Editor, Daily Mail

Cost: £15 for Corporate and Financial Group members; £20 for non-members on the first occasion and £25 for subsequent meetings. Early booking is advised. 

For full details and to book click here



We welcome new members so please let others in the PR world know about the CIPR Corporate and Financial Group (contact Sue Owen for details).  We continue to offer free attendance at meetings to members who are between jobs.

The Corporate and Financial Group exists to provide you with:

  • 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 our regular lunchtime meetings (usually the second Tuesday of the month), our annual summer party and annual dinner, visits to places like 10 Downing Street, the Guardian and Sky News, best practice seminars, and events for those new to the industry (Tomorrow’s Talent). 

Membership details can be found here

You can join the group either through the CIPR or directly – please contact sueowen@corporate-financial.com for details.

You can find out more details of all our events on our website www.corporate-financial.com together with pictures from our past events. It is worth checking regularly as we often have new events confirmed, and these can become full very quickly.

You can also join our LinkedIn group (which currently has over 900 members) and follow us on Twitter: @CIPR_CFG.

Becoming a member of the group is the most cost effective way to attend events – for information about membership options (or to check whether you are currently a member) please contact Sue Owen.  Priority is often given to members for special events.


Last 2013 dates

Thursday 28 November, evening        Annual dinner with guest speaker Margaret Hodge, MBE MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee

We are grateful to Precise for sponsoring the annual dinner again this year.

Wednesday 4 December 2013, afternoon     Visit to the BBC (FULL – waiting list only)

2014 dates  are on our calendar 

Tuesday 14 January 2014 lunchtime  Alex Brummer, City Editor, Daily Mail

Tuesday 11 February 2014 lunchtime            Siobhan Kennedy, Business Correspondent, Channel 4

Tuesday 11 March 2014 lunchtime                Tim Jotischky, Head of Business, Telegraph Media Group

WEDNESDAY 9 April 2014 lunchtime             Russ Mould, Editor, Shares Magazine


Lunchtime meetings £15 for members; guests £20 for the first occasion and £25 for subsequent meetings.  Booking forms can be found on our website

Early bookings are advised as there are occasions when the events are fully booked.


Money saving and CPD 

You can buy a book of vouchers for the speaker lunches and make a 10 per cent saving. You are entitled to 5 CPD points for attending the meetings too.


Annette Spencer

Chairman – CIPR Corporate and Financial Group

MA, MBA, MCIPR (Accredited Practitioner) 


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