Network with the great and illustrious - 20 November Annual Dinner, Nils Blythe; lunchtime meetings 14 October Patrick Jenkins and 11 November Ian King

30 September 2014

Book now for our last events of the year - attend our annual dinner on 20 November and meet old friends and new. Come and meet Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, FT (14 October) and Ian King, Business Presenter, Ian King Live, Sky News (11 November) - listen to them speak and have the opportunity to ask them questions.

Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, FT - Tuesday 14 October 2014
Date: Tuesday 14 October lunchtime
Time: 12.30pm for 1 o'clock (sandwich lunch)
Venue: AXA - 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD
Cost: £15 for Corporate and Financial Group members; £25 for non-members

Patrick Jenkins is financial editor and assistant editor at the Financial Times as of January 2014. In this role, Jenkins will shape the FT's overall financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment. He will work closely with the editors of Markets, Lex, FT Money, FTfm and the financial services team. Jenkins will also contribute to leader writing and comment, while continuing to write for the Inside Finance column....

For full details and to book click here

Annual Dinner 20 November at the Lansdowne Club - guest speaker Nils Blythe

The CIPR Corporate and Financial Group's Annual Dinner takes place at the Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London W1J 5JD on Thursday 20 November. The guest speaker at this year's annual dinner will be Nils Blythe.

We welcome individuals (as well as groups of friends and colleagues) to all our events, but in particular individuals are very welcome at the Annual Dinner, where the format of the evening lends itself to meeting your peers in the industry. You can see that last year's dinner was a great networking event and be assured that there will be plenty of other 'individual' members of the Group attending.

The price of £95 each includes a half bottle of wine per head; further bottles of wine can be purchased.

Full details can be viewed here.

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

2014 dates

We continue to add events to our calendar - full details of our monthly lunchtime programme are on the 2014 calendar on our website and bookings are live - just click on the event on our calendar and you will be directed there.

Tuesday 11 November 2014, lunchtime
Ian King, Business Presenter, Ian King Live, Sky News

Thursday 20 November 2014, evening
Annual Dinner with guest speaker Nils Blythe

Lunchtime meetings £15 for members; guests £25. Booking forms can be found on our website. Early bookings are advised as there are occasions when the events are fully booked. Members have priority for some events.

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.


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, the BBC 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 for details.

You can find out more details of all our events on our website 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 1,000 members) and follow us on Twitter: @CIPR_CFG.

Simon Thompson
Chairman - CIPR Corporate and Financial Group


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