CIPR PRide Awards celebrate the South of England and Channel Islands’ thriving PR industry
More than 190 PR professionals gathered at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre last night for the CIPR South of England and Channel Islands PRide Awards – the region’s annual public relations showpiece.
Switched On and Highlight PR were the big winners of the night, scooping three Gold Awards each, with the latter scoring a hattrick for their “Minerva's Owls of Bath” campaign to drive footfall to Bath and raise money for local charities.
Barefoot Media and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire took home two Gold Awards each, with the latter being crowned Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team.
ADPR and Briscoe PR were named Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy and Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy, respectively.
In the individual categories, Midnight Communications’ Emma Hynes MCIPR was crowned Outstanding Young Communicator, while Amplify PR’s Lisa Preston MCIPR took the title of Outstanding Independent Practitioner.
The depth and breadth of submissions never ceases to impress the judges and that is again the case this year with a wonderful array of entries from regular contributors and new entrants. Year-on-year, competitors push the boundaries as practitioners embrace new ideas and routes to market, demonstrating the exceptional quality of work that is on display across the South of England and Channel Islands. Everyone in the room plays their part in raising these standards and should take pride in what we collectively achieve. Congratulations to those who made the shortlist and our 2019 winners.
Full Gold Award winners from the 2019 CIPR South of England and Channel Islands PRide Awards:
- Corporate and Business Communications Campaign - Switched On and Ecclesiastical Insurance, Movement For Good
- Internal Communications Campaign - Solent University, NSS Campaign
- Consumer Relations Campaign - JBP Associates, VApril - national consumer awareness programme for vaping
- Public Sector Campaign - Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Preventing unhealthy relationships: #RaiseAFlag
- Community Relations Campaign - Carswell Gould, Love Don’t Hate
- Not-for-Profit Campaign - Highlight PR, Minerva's Owls of Bath
- Integrated Campaign - Barefoot Media, Hospitality Hacks
- Transport or Automotive Campaign - Darren Northeast PR and Yellow Buses, Busters Beach Party
- Low Budget Campaign - Switched On and Ecclesiastical Insurance, Movement For Good
- Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign – Highlight PR, Minerva's Owls of Bath
- Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign - Barefoot Media, Hospitality Hacks
- Regional Campaign of the Year - Highlight PR, Minerva's Owls of Bath
- Best Use of Media Relations - Switched On, ThankYou100
- Best Use of Social Media – NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, #ThumbsUpForCoby
- Best Use of Content - Orchard Public Relations, Launching JB Parker's Bar and Cellar
- Best Event - University of Bristol, Suffrage centenary
- Outstanding Young Communicator - Emma Hynes MCIPR, Midnight Communications
- Outstanding Independent Practitioner - Lisa Preston MCIPR, Amplify PR
- Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team - Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire
- Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy - ADPR
- Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy - Briscoe PR
About the Region
This event is an amalgamation of the CIPR South West, Channel Islands, Wessex and Home Counties South regions, covering the counties of Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devonshire, East Sussex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Somerset, Surrey, The Channel Islands, West Sussex, and Wiltshire.
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 16th 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).