What we offer

Professional Development

Our programme of speaker lunches, professional and career development talks, debates and visits to national news and political institutions gives valuable insight into current themes and issues that determine how practitioners respond to complex communications challenges.


Our regular events, include our summer party held at Rathbones, the wealth manager situated in the City of London and an annual dinner, that provide opportunities to meet fellow practitioners from the world of consultancy and in house

Development and Skills Training

Our training and breakfast briefings offer access to and insight from corporate affairs directors from corporations, legal practitioners and senior journalists to help develop their careers

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Summer Party 2019 Pictures

Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for our Summer Party on the roof terrace of Rathbones in the City of London on Tuesday 18 June. Here are some pictures from the evening.

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Managing a reputational crisis

The Group’s breakfast meeting on the 23 October was titled Update on the legal framework for managing a reputational crisis, and review of legal steps to take. Attendees learnt about conflict resolution and client protection from one of the UK’s best-know law firms, Carter-Ruck Carter Ruck’s thoughts on media law remedies and crisis management are

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Forthcoming events

The Corporate and Financial Group organises a number of events and informal lunchtime speaker meetings throughout the year. Lunchtime meetings usually take place on the second Tuesday of every month.

The vast majority of our events qualify for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points and can be logged as part a member’s CPD record on the CIPR website.

Matthew Vincent is the FT’s Lombard columnist and author of the Opening Quote morning email – providing daily commentary on UK companies. He was previously Deputy Companies Editor, UK Companies Editor, and editor of the FT Money section. His ‘Equities’ and ‘Rich’ columns appear in FT Wealth magazine, and he …Read More »
Our annual dinner is a flagship event in the Group’s calendar. Details will appear when the arrangements for the 2019 dinner are finalised. We will be taking photos at our event. Attending an event is an indication of your consent to be photographed. If you do not wish to be …Read More »

join the group

Membership of the group is open to any member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. We also offer vocational membership to non-CIPR members.

"The Corporate and Financial Group helped me and my team, not just with our professional development but with building our profile in the City and beyond."

Simon Thompson
Former Head of Corporate Communications, ICAEW

Our partner

Kantar Media are the Group’s media monitoring and analysis partner and the only provider of mainstream and social media monitoring, analysis, planning, evaluation and media contact services that the Group recommends. We have a long standing relationship with Kantar Media (formerly Precise) and are very grateful for their support and sponsorship of our annual dinner and summer party.

From time to time there are opportunities to sponsor specific aspects of the Corporate and Financial Group’s work. To discuss possible sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sue Owen