The Network addresses political issues in frequent, high level meetings of senior public affairs professionals drawn from across British industry.
The deal provides CIPR members and members of the CIPR Public Affairs group with exclusive access to discussions and debates relating to the CBI’s policy work and engagement with the government.
The CIPR’s Public Affairs Group – which comprises more than 1,200 public affairs professionals – hosts regular meetings and events for lobbyists across the UK. The group’s annual Pre Party Conference Debate featuring political journalists in build up to the party conference season takes place tomorrow.
The CIPR also manages the UK Lobbying Register, the UK’s only universal, open and free register of lobbying and lobbyists.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive says:
As the Brexit talks enter a crucial phase and we prepare for an uncertain year ahead, I am very pleased to say we will be working even more closely with the CBI and facilitating important discussions among public affairs professionals across the spectrum of industry. It is vital that business expresses itself clearly to government and the public about the risks facing the economy. The CIPR is the home of professional public affairs and partnering with the CBI adds value to both memberships.
Matthew Fell, UK Policy Director, CBI added:
It’s fantastic to welcome the CIPR as a partner to the CBI’s Government Affairs Network, which exists to give CBI members the insight they need to navigate these choppy political waters. Having the CIPR on board will bring additional insights to the network and is a win-win for our respective members.