The Reverend Dr. Martin Dudley will become the 13th Master of the Guild of Public Relations Practitioners at the Installation Ceremony at Saint Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, on 11 October.
Online PR News – 12-October-2012 – London – The Reverend Dr. Martin Dudley will become the 13th Master of the Guild of Public Relations Practitioners at the Installation Ceremony at Saint Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, on 11 October.
Dr. Dudley is well known for his dedication to the City. He is an elected City of London Councillor, chairs the Community and Children’s Services Committee and is also the rector of the church where his installation ceremony will be held.
Says Dr. Dudley: “This is an exciting year to be Master, with our sponsoring alderman, Roger Gifford, as the next Lord Mayor. We expect to take a further significant step towards becoming a livery company this year. The Guild shall see the fruits of our partnership with media teams in the army and navy. We will expand our pro bono work, training and mentoring, and our support of communications-based charities will increase. We also intend, as a City Guild, to be part of the creative approach to the challenge faced by our financial services bodies.”
Commenting on his year, the outgoing Master, Brian Moore, said: “It has been a great privilege to be Master of the Guild during Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee year. The PR Guild celebrated the Diamond Jubilee by holding a Diamond Charity Ball, jointly with our Affiliated Army Unit, the Media Operations Group (Volunteers), at which we raised £7000 for charity.” He added: “Other highlights of the year included an evening at the House of Lords, courtesy of Guild member Lord Chadlington; we are now affiliated with the Royal Navy’s Marketing and Communications department, with the ceremony of affiliation taking place on HMS St Albans, on a visit to the Pool of London. The final ‘icing on the cake’ was that during the year the Guild managed to fulfil all the conditions to be able to apply for Company status during 2013.”
The Installation Dinner will be held at Haberdashers’ Hall in West Smithfield. The Principal Guest and Speaker will be His Honour Judge Brian Barker QC, The Common Serjeant of London. Other guests include: Lieutenant Colonel Rosie Stone, Commanding Officer of the Media Operations Group (Volunteers); Lieutenant Commander Ian Pratt RNR, Head of Media Operations Specialisation, RN Media & Communications; the Master Information Technologist; the Master Constructor; and Alderman Simon Walsh.
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Photographs from the event will be available at www.facebook.com/PRGuild;
photographs of Dr. Dudley are available on request.