CIPR PRide Awards celebrates outstanding PR across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

More than 170 PR professionals gathered at The Queens Hotel in Leeds last night for the 2019 CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire PRide Awards – the region’s annual public relations showpiece.

Leeds-based agency, Prohibition PR, swept the board, taking home seven Gold Awards including the coveted title of Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Aberfield Communications and Capital B Media all took home two Gold Awards, with the latter being crowned Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy.

Skipton Building Society scooped the gong for Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team, while Aberfield Communications’ Laura Cavanagh took the title of Outstanding Young Communicator.

David Glanville Chart.PR MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
It’s fantastic to see so many of our local PR practitioners sharing and celebrating success at the awards. Really well done to everyone who won or was shortlisted, it’s a great achievement. Evenings like this aren’t just an opportunity to demonstrate the talent in our industry locally though, they’re also a chance to show the strength of the profession and the value we provide to our clients through strategic communications and reputation management.
David Glanville Chart.PR MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Full Gold Award winners from the 2019 CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire PRide Awards:

  • Corporate and Business Communications Campaign - Prohibition PR, Surviving and thriving in Med Tech
  • Internal Communications Campaign - NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, Meeting the challenge of an agile workforce
  • Consumer Relations Campaign - Prohibition PR, If I Can, You Can empowering ‘Real Women'
  • Public Sector Campaign - Aberfield Communications and Umpf, MindMate – Breaking down barriers to mental health
  • Not-for-Profit Campaign - West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, #ThisGirlDid – Women in the Fire Service
  • Integrated Campaign - Prohibition PR, CEWE’s My Inspiring Moments
  • Low Budget Campaign - West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, On-Call Firefighter Recruitment #OrdinaryToExtraordinary
  • Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign – Welcome to Yorkshire, Tour de Yorkshire 2019
  • Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign - Jaywing PR and Best Western, There's more to explore in Great Britain
  • Regional Campaign of the Year - Prohibition PR, Placing Leeds back in the 'Spot Light'
  • Best Use of Media Relations – Finn, Essity’s School Hygiene Essentials Initiative
  • Best Use of Social Media – Prohibition PR, CEWE’s My Inspiring Moments
  • Best Use of Content – Engage Comms, Nova Tissue - ‘on a roll’
  • Best Use of Photography or Design – Harris and Sandtex Trade, X-Treme X-Posure: lighting up the Happisburgh Lighthouse
  • Best Use of Influencer Relations – Prohibition PR, CEWE’s My Inspiring Moments
  • Best Event – Definition and Manifesto Growth Architects, Making Money in the Membership Economy with Manifesto
  • Best Publication – Capital B Media and PHA UK, Emphasis
  • Outstanding Young Communicator - Laura Cavanagh, Aberfield Communications
  • Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team - Skipton Building Society
  • Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy - Capital B Media
  • Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy - Prohibition PR

About CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire group aims to provide a local support network for CIPR members.

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).