Celebrations in Leeds as public relations professionals are honoured for their outstanding work

The 10th anniversary celebration of CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire PRide Awards took place last night, as the very best public relations professionals from across the region were presented with trophies for their achievements within the last 12 months.

21 awards were handed out at the black tie event held at The Queens Hotel in Leeds. There were two gold awards each for Lava, Yorkshire Water, Aberfield Communications and Manifest, who were also named as recipients of the night's biggest award, 'Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy'.

There were special awards for Claire Moulds MCIPR who was honoured as the ‘Outstanding Freelance Practitioner of the Year’ and Elizabeth Hudson MCIPR who was named as the 'Outstanding Young Communicator' for her work with Barnsley-based agency Cream. Dee Marshall was gifted with a unique award for being the ‘Communicator of the Year’ for her work as the Head of Communications for 'Welcome to Yorkshire'.

View the full list of the 2013 Yorkshire and Lincolnshire PRide Awards winners. 

Gary Taylor MA, MCIPR, MCLIP, Chair of the CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group
After 10 years, the PRide Awards continue to highlight the best work of the region's talented individuals and agencies. Everyone nominated for an award tonight should be proud of their work and the contribution they have made to the region's economic success. My congratulations go to our Gold winners this evening, all of whom have demonstrated the highest professional standards of public relations practice. Here's to the next 10 years!
Gary Taylor MA, MCIPR, MCLIP, Chair of the CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group
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).