Fareham business director given high praise

Kevin Briscoe
Kevin Briscoe
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public relations agency director Kevin Briscoe has been recognised for distinction in the profession after being made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Kevin, who is a director at Briscoe French PR agency in Fareham and also chairman of the Portsmouth area committee of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, was unanimously approved for a fellowship for ‘outstanding contribution to the CIPR and the public relations industry’.

The CIPR said its fellows ‘hold invaluable experience of PR, communications and business practice, and are able to provide a unique insight into the profession and the issues facing communicators around the UK’.

Kevin said: ‘I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in this way.

‘While a fellowship is a personal accolade, I see this as an award for Briscoe French as a whole.

‘The reason we insist that everyone in the Briscoe French team is a member of the CIPR is because working to the ethical and quality standards required of membership is important to us and it is important to our clients.

‘Being a member of the CIPR means you sign up to a charter of quality and ethics.

‘Clients want to be reassured that when they hire someone for their PR they are getting a professional with the stamp of quality that comes from CIPR membership.

‘I am really looking forward to using the experience and knowledge I have gained to guide the development of best practice standards and policies for the public relations profession in my role as a fellow of the institute.’

A former journalist at The News, Kevin was head of media and corporate communications at Hampshire Police before setting up a consultancy in 2006.

He was chairman of the Wessex region and a member of the national council of the CIPR for two years before standing down at the 2014 AGM.