2014 CIPR PRide Awards shortlists announced

More than 350 of the UK’s leading public relations teams, consultancies and individuals have made the shortlists of the 2014 CIPR PRide Awards, the UK’s premier awards scheme that recognises excellence in public relations and communications work across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and six English regions.

Of the shortlisted organisations, Smarts Communicate (Northern Ireland), Cool Blue Brand Communications (North East), and McCann PR (Midlands), led the way being shortlisted 16, 14, and 10 times respectively, in their corresponding regions.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
This is a special year for the CIPR PRide Awards after making some important changes to enhance the Awards' integrity through merging some of our smaller regions into bigger and better competitions. As a result, we have seen an even higher standard of entries across the board in all categories. I would like to congratulate those of you who have been recognised for your outstanding work by making this year’s shortlists. I look forward to celebrating the best that British public relations has to offer at our awards evenings this autumn.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).