Honouring the best of public relations across East Anglia and Thames & Chiltern

Yesterday (1 October 2015), the best of public relations in East Anglia and Thames & Chiltern were announced at the 2015 CIPR Anglia, Thames & Chiltern PRide Awards, which gathered together more than 100 of the regions’ public relations professionals to celebrate at Homerton College, Cambridge.

Public services in the region were widely acclaimed, winning 6 Gold Awards. Doing the double were Essex County Council and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including the ‘Outstanding Young Communicator’ Award to Emma Jones MCIPR.

A particular highlight from Essex County Council was their ‘Be sure at the door’ campaign, launched to tackle rogue trader crime in Essex. Judges gave particular credit to this campaign after it stood out for its “exceptional use of cross-channel implementation, showing great understanding and use of stakeholder relations, partnering with other organisations, making this a highly effective campaign in protecting vulnerable audiences.”

The prestigious Gold Award for Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy was awarded to the Native Consultancy and CubanEight was presented with the Outstanding Mid-sized Public Relations Consultancy title.

The PRide Awards are a fantastic opportunity to be reminded of the vast amount of talented and creative PR professionals we have in our region. Everyone nominated for an award tonight should be incredibly proud of their work. On behalf of our committee, I'd like to offer my sincere congratulations to our Gold winners last night, all of whom have demonstrated the highest professional standards of public relations practice. Well done!
Adam Tuckwell MCIPR, Joint Chair of CIPR East Anglia

Full Gold Award winners from the 2015 CIPR Anglia, Thames & Chiltern PRide Awards:

  • Corporate and Business Communications Campaign: A celebration of Forgotten Fare - 25th anniversary heritage foods campaign for Fare of London, Mexia Communications
  • Consumer Relations Campaign: Hylands Estate: Promoting the Big Day, Big Wave PR and Chelmsford City Council
  • Public Sector Campaign: David's story #Ridesafe #Thinkbike, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies
  • Community Relations Campaign: Be sure at the door, Essex County Council
  • Not-for-Profit Campaign: English Language Corpus – Experts in the Language of Sport, Cambridge University Press
  • Integrated Campaign: Clearing campaign 2014, University of Bedfordshire
  • Low Budget Campaign: A business review to boost brand awareness, Prominent PR
  • Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign: Essex Tour de France, Essex County Council
  • Best Use of Media Relations: Targeting the C-suite, Iron Mountain and Berkeley PR
  • Best Use of Social Media: #iCare campaign to raise awareness and understanding of dementia, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • Best Publication: Ziggurat: a new magazine for the University of East Anglia, University of East Anglia
  • Best Event: ‘On Air’, Sovereign Housing Association
  • Outstanding Young Communicator: Emma Jones MCIPR, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH)
  • Outstanding Independent Practitioner: Stuart Brooks MCIPR, Blackbird Communications
  • Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy: Native Consultancy
  • Outstanding Mid-sized Public Relations Consultancy: CubanEight

View full set of results, including Silver winners and case studies.

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).