Help shape the CIPR’s new independent practitioner network by filling in its launch survey.

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations is launching a new network to provide tailored support to freelance and independent PR practitioners.

The CIPR said: “Working independently offers practitioners greater flexibility and control over their own affairs but independent professionals face a broad range of challenges including isolation and lack of budget for training.

“The new initiative – developed in consultation with CIPR members – offers discounted training opportunities and additional networking support to members based across the UK and abroad.”

The group will be led by Dominic Ridley-Moy MCIPR (a LPS committee member) and Ebony Gayle.

Ebony Gayle MCIPR, Dip CIPR, CIPR Independent Practitioners Network
Ebony Gayle MCIPR said: “The CIPR Independent Practitioners (IP) network aims to provide support, advice and guidance for existing independent PR practitioners, as well as those contemplating the move to independent PR. It is a network run by independents for independents and a place where we can help, learn and grow!”

The CIPR IP Network’s first task is to assess the needs of independent PR practitioners. Members working independently are invited to complete this brief survey by 31 March 2018.

For further information, please email the CIPR IP Network.