Briscoe PR owner Kevin Briscoe has today been named in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ list of 70 people who have made an outstanding contribution to the Institute and the wider PR industry.
Kevin has been named in the CIPR’s “70 at 70” list – a unique project that forms part of the chartered institute’s 70th anniversary celebrations this year.
Kevin is a former chairman of the Wessex Region of the CIPR, currently the deputy chairman and has this year also been named an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Portsmouth.
He is a Fellow of the CIPR and was in the first 200 in the UK to become Chartered Practitioners.
He was nominated for the list by other CIPR members and his nomination was scrutinised by an independent committee of people from a range of professional disciplines before being confirmed.
Kevin said: “I had no idea that I had been nominated to be a part of this amazing list of inspiring PR practitioners from right across our profession, so when I was told I had made the list I was completely speechless.
“It means such a lot to me to be nominated by others in my profession and then for an independent committee to confirm that nomination.
“As a profession we do an enormous amount to support local, national and international businesses to get their voice heard, to manage their reputation and to help them communicate strategically, ethically and effectively. We love nothing more than seeing our clients succeed thanks to a strategy we have introduced and managed.
Public Relations at 70
The CIPR’s 70 at 70 list features pioneering practitioners, alongside unsung CIPR members and volunteers from a range of professional backgrounds.
CIPR President Sarah Hall said: “At the start of this very special anniversary year, we wanted to celebrate the practitioners who regularly go above and beyond.
“Chosen by our membership and judged by an independent committee, we now have our fantastic 70 at 70. Thanks to everyone who gives their time so generously to help the industry and CIPR thrive.”
The CIPR launched a call for nominations earlier this year for members who’d made a significant contribution in one of the following areas:
- Outstanding or exemplary public relations practice
- Volunteering and commitment to the PR community
- Entrepreneurship within the profession
- Development of ethical competence
- Thought leadership and authorship in public relations
- Academic research, teaching or training
- Trade journalism
A reception will be held in London next Wednesday to formally announce the 70 at 70 listing.