Celebrating the best PR across East Anglia, Thames and Chiltern

More than 130 PR professionals gathered at The Guildhall in Cambridge last night for the CIPR PRide Awards – the region’s annual public relations showpiece.

Big Wave PR & Royal British Legion and CPL & Cambridgeshire County Council were the big winners of the night, taking home two Gold Awards each.

CPL & Cambridgeshire County Council scooped the Gold Awards in both the Public Sector Campaign and Regional Campaign of the Year categories for their innovative campaign to recruit more reablement workers, resulting in more people being able to live independently in Cambridgeshire.

PRIME Research’s Policy Account Manager Jennifer Sanchis MCIPR was named Outstanding Young Communicator. Judges commended Jennifer for “making an impact to the reputation of the PR profession, pushing back on AVEs and educating clients on better measurement approaches”.

Becky Hall, MCIPR, CIPR East Anglia Chair
There is a huge amount of talent in the PR and communications industry across East Anglia and the Thames and Chiltern area. The CIPR PRide Awards are an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the work that teams and individuals deliver for organisations in the region. Congratulations to everyone nominated, shortlisted and crowned overall category winners.
Becky Hall, MCIPR, CIPR East Anglia Chair

Full Gold Award winners from the 2019 CIPR Anglia, Thames and Chiltern PRide Awards:

  • Internal Communications Campaign - Vale of Aylesbury Housing, Step Up Step In
  • Consumer Relations Campaign - Big Wave PR and Royal British Legion, The unsung heroes of Monte Cassino
  • Public Sector Campaign - CPL and Cambridgeshire County Council, ‘See the Difference’ reablement recruitment campaign
  • Not-for-Profit Campaign - Big Wave PR and Royal British Legion, The unsung heroes of Monte Cassino
  • Integrated Campaign - Playtime PR and Asmodee UK, Adventures in Storytelling with Rory’s Story Cubes
  • Low Budget Campaign - Conscious Communications and British Nutrition Foundation, Portion Sizes
  • Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign - Prominent and Choose Woodbridge, Putting a tiny town on the map
  • Construction, Property or Infrastructure Campaign – Athene Communications and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Ebbsfleet Garden City: 'Picnic in the Park' Consultation
  • Education Campaign - University of Bedfordshire and Four Communications, University of Bedfordshire 2018 Clearing Campaign
  • Regional Campaign of the Year - CPL and Cambridgeshire County Council, ‘See the Difference’ reablement recruitment campaign
  • Best Use of Media Relations – University of East Anglia, Global Carbon Budget
  • Best Use of Social Media - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, #NNUHDementiaFayre
  • Best Use of Content – Cofinitive, Improving stakeholder engagement with targeted content execution
  • Best Use of Influencer Relations - Fluential and Adrian Flux Insurance, An influencer campaign that's deeper than vanity metrics
  • Best Event – Norfolk County Council, Salons shine spotlight on domestic abuse
  • Best Publication - British Sugar Agriculture, Sowing success: British Sugar Beet Review
  • Outstanding Young Communicator - Jennifer Sanchis MCIPR, PRIME Research - a Cision company
  • Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team - Greater Anglia
  • Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy - AIM Content Marketing
  • Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy – Genesis PR

To view the full results, please visit the CIPR Awards website.

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All photographs by Knight Media Communications Ltd.


About Anglia, Thames and Chiltern

This event is an amalgamation of the CIPR East Anglia and Thames & Chiltern regions, covering the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire and Suffolk.

About the CIPR PRide Awards

The CIPR PRide Awards is the UK’s most prestigious nation-wide awards scheme, recognising excellence in public relations and communications across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and six English regions. Past winners continue to reap the benefits of their successes long after achieving them. Now in its 15th year, the PRide Awards attracted around 1,000 entries from public relations teams, consultancies and individuals across the UK.

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

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 by far the biggest member 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).