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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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.

Siobhan Kennedy is the Business Editor, and her beat includes everything from industrial action and the long term impact of the recession to where growth is coming from in the economy.Siobhan joined Channel 4 News in 2008, from The Times. As a newspaper reporter she worked as Politics and Business …Read More »
The 2019 CIPR Corporate and Financial Group summer party is on Tuesday 18 June at Rathbones.     Bring your colleagues, meet new contacts and mingle with your peers. Enjoy the food and wine and be amazed by magic and mind reading whilst admiring the view from the open-air terrace at …Read More »
Our speaker lunches are held on the second Tuesday of every month. Tickets will be available for purchase when the speaker is confirmed. 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