25 August 2020 News
Lanyon Associate Gavin Williamson has been designated a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
Chartered status represents the highest standard of professional excellence and integrity within the industry. It demonstrates that the practitioner has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to their continuing professional development and has met rigorous criteria relating to professional standards, knowledge, capability and ethical practice.
Due to restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the assessment took place online and was led by Emily Cheyne Chart.PR, MCIPR. Candidates were assessed on their knowledge of ethics, strategy and leadership.
Commenting on the achievement, Gavin said:
“Achieving Chartered status really is the ultimate ‘stamp of approval’ as a professional communicator.
“Professional development has always been important to me, which is a value that Lanyon shares and advocates amongst the wider team.
“I look forward to continuing to help support our strong mix of private and public sector clients now and in the future.”
CIPR President Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR said:
“Commitment to becoming chartered is a promising sign of how seriously our members seek the highest standard of professional excellence.
“Many congratulations to Gavin on his success. You rose to the challenge and our profession will be greater for it.”
Founded in 1948, the CIPR is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).
CIPR President Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR