- 16 Sep 2015
JPR, the longest established PR consultancy in Northern Ireland, has achieved a Northern Ireland first with the announcement that Director, Chris Harrison, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
The company becomes the first consultancy in NI and the only one in the UK to have four CIPR Fellows in its ranks, as Chris joins colleagues Jane Wells, Rosemary Allister and Joris Minne, who also hold the honour.
CIPR Fellowship is awarded by the Fellowship Nominations Committee in London for outstanding contribution to the CIPR and the public relations industry.
Congratulating Chris, JPR Managing Director, Jane Wells, said, “Chris is a very worthy recipient of a CIPR Fellowship. Since joining JPR in 2002 he has been the consummate professional, always striving to do the absolute best for our clients demonstrating integrity and an ethical approach at all times. As the youngest ever Chairman of CIPR (NI) in 2005, he showed great leadership and continues to be an excellent role model for the next generation of practitioners. His nomination for the Fellowship was supported by a number of outstanding client testimonials and the JPR team is delighted that it was given unanimous approval by the CIPR committee in London.”
Sarah Pinch FCIPR, President of the CIPR said: “Fellowships are given to those CIPR members who have shown exemplary commitment to the Institute and the Industry, through their professional work and their voluntary work. I look forward to the ongoing contribution that Chris will make to the Chartered Institute, along with his colleagues at JPR.”
In 2000, JPR Managing Director, Jane Wells, was the first female practitioner in Northern Ireland to be awarded a Fellowship followed by JPR Senior Consultant, Rosemary Allister in 2006 and JPR Director, Joris Minne in 2012. There are now fifteen CIPR Fellows in Northern Ireland.