HPR International was established by Ian and Jeanette Aitchison.
Ian Aitchison BSc, DipM, FRGS, ACIM, MCIPR
Ian has been managing corporate communications for 20 years and been working for CEOs directly since 1997. He is a trusted head of communications, who has protected the reputation of governments and multinational companies, including crisis response. He has developed integrated customer-focused strategies, nurtured high performance teams and encouraged innovative rethinking of systems to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and consistency of corporate communications. His experience ranges from small family businesses to the Royal Navy, US Navy, US Army, NATO, MoD, UK Home-Grown Cereals Authority, NYK and the World Shipping Council. Additionally he was the shipping industry expert and Head of Operations for the BBC 'Box' project (see here).
Ian's professional qualifications include:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing awarded by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM)
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR)
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
- Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of World Traders.
Jeanette Aitchison LLB (Hons), PGCE
Jeanette graduated in law before completing post-graduate teacher training and has also undertaken counselling training. She has professional communications experience in the defence and education sectors and was a logistics officer in the Royal Navy. She has dealt with all facets of communications from the evacuation of UK nationals in Beirut to media relations planning for the UK Royal Family, as well as day-to-day communications for Royal Navy flag officers and had a key role in successfully implementing a change management programme to improve Royal Marine recruiting.
HPR International Limited Company Registration Number 9611872, registered in England & Wales at 1/3 Sandgate, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1EW