Top honour for Stirton

THE communications director at NHS Lothian, Jenifer Stirton, has been awarded a top accolade from the UK’s premier organisation for public relations.

Stirton has been made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, becoming one of just over 300 Fellows of the CIPR.

The CIPR is the professional body for PR practitioners in the UK. With over 9,500 members, involved in all aspects of the public relations industry, it is the largest body of its type in Europe.

Stirton is a former president of CIPR Scotland, the Institute’s Scottish grouping. CIPR Scotland is the largest regional group outside of London.

Says Elisabeth Lewis-Jones, the president of the CIPR: “I am delighted to award Fellowship of the Institute to Jenifer Stirton in recognition of her contribution to the PR industry and the work of the CIPR, and in recognition of her individual achievements.’’

Adds Stirton: “As someone who has worked within the public sector all my life, I see this award as an acknowledgement of the very challenging PR work which often goes unrecognised within public sector organisations, and within the NHS in particular.”