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The Investor Relations Society

The voice of the investor relations profession

Promoting best practice investor relations

The Investor Relations Society (IR Society) is the not-for-profit professional body for those involved in investor relations and the focal point for investor relations in the UK.

IR Society partners with Extel WeConvene for this year’s Best Practice Voted Awards

Thanks to all our members who nominated their colleagues, clients and peers for the 2014 voted awards. We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Extel WeConvene for this year’s voted awards to ensure that the voting universe and process are as comprehensive as possible.

Is a profit warning really a profit warning?

MHP Financial discusses the resurgence of IPOs over the course of this year which has brought with it a number of debates, including the role of independent advisers, how to price the shares and the motivation of private equity owners.

Faster, clearer, dynamic: enter the Society Best Practice Awards now - deadline 31 July 2014!

The world of IR is changing and we aim to match it to be faster, clearer and more dynamic. Accordingly, our 2014 awards have changed and feature all methods of communication for all companies. Closing date for awards entries - Thursday 31 July!

IR Society appoints Sue Scholes as its new chairman

The Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Scholes as its new non-executive chair. Sue replaces John Dawson, who has stepped down following the Society’s standard three year term.

The 14th Annual Best Practice Awards’ entries now open

The 14th Annual Best Practice Awards' entries will open to all companies today, 1 May until 31 July 2014 for the self-entry Awards while nominations for the voted awards are also now open and run to a separate timeline to 31 October 2014. Visit our Best Practice Awards page for more information

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