In its 50th anniversary year, the IPR has awarded Michael
Heseltine, chairman of PR Week publisher Haymarket Publishing Group, the
1998 President’s Medal. In announcing the award, Peter Walker, the 1998
IPR president, highlighted Heseltine’s championship of PR Week,
including launching a US edition of the publication, and his work in
1994 as President of the Board of Trade when the DTI commissioned its
first analysis of the PR industry.