CIPR PRide Awards 2013 conclude in style as professionals from Home Counties South collect trophies

The very best public relations campaigns, individuals and organisations from across the Home Counties were recognised last night at the 10th anniversary celebration of the CIPR Home Counties South PRide Awards.

Over 140 people attended the black tie dinner at Hilton Brighton Metropole, where a total of 33 trophies were handed out to gold and silver award winners. The big winners on the night were Midnight Communications who collected six gold awards including the judges’ special award for the 'Best Use of Planning, Research, Measurement and Evaluation’.

Horsham-based Wildwood PR were celebrating after they picked up three gold and one silver award including the top prize for 'Best Event' and an individual award for Account Manager, Ruth Chrisp MCIPR, who was named as the ‘Outstanding Young Communicator’ of the year.

Surrey County Council led the way for the public sector collecting two gold and one silver award which included the prize for 'Best Use of Digital' for their ‘London 2012 Games are Coming to Surrey’ campaign. Southern Water was named as the ‘Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team’ whilst The View was recognised as the region’s ‘Outstanding Small Consultancy.’ 

View the full list of CIPR Home Counties South PRide Awards.

Alison Baldwin MCIPR, Acting Chair CIPR Home Counties South
Once again we’ve seen an incredibly high standard of entries from across our region. It is wonderful to see such an array of talent right here in the Home Counties and I think all of the finalists and winners tonight exemplify the great impact that public relations can have for businesses and the local community.
Alison Baldwin MCIPR, Acting Chair CIPR Home Counties South
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).