Scotland celebrates ten years of CIPR PRide Awards as the best public relations professionals in the nation are named

The very best public relations campaigns from across Scotland were celebrated last night as practitioners and organisations were honoured at the tenth anniversary celebration of the CIPR Scotland PRide Awards at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

It was a successful night for Scotland’s public sector teams as the Scottish Government went home with three awards including the coveted gold award for Scotland's ‘Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team’. West Dunbartonshire Council collected three awards for their work over 2013 which also saw them named as the 'Scottish Public Sector Team of the year.'

There were prizes on the night for some of Scotland’s biggest agencies including Edinburgh based consultancy Holyrood Partnership which picked up two awards including a gold award for Best use of Research, Planning, Measurement and Evaluation, and Weber Shandwick Scotland which had already collected two awards before it was named as Scotland's 'Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy.'

Laura Sutherland, CIPR Scotland Chair
The CIPR Scotland PRide awards is the highlight of our national public relations calendar. It is a great privilege to meet and recognise so many of the very best practitioners from across Scotland who have all been honoured for their dedication and professionalism over the past 12 months. I would like to congratulate all of those who were shortlisted for this year’s awards. They represent the best, most creative and most effective public relations performances from across the UK and to win an award is not only a great triumph, but is a real showcase of the talent that we have here in Scotland.
Laura Sutherland, CIPR Scotland Chair

The full list of the 2013 Scotland PRide Awards winners is as follows:

  • Corporate and Business Communications - Banks Renewables Quixwood Moor: Winds of Change - Holyrood Partnership
  • Not-for-Profit Campaign - Two Too Many - Weber Shandwick Scotland/SAMH
  • Internal Communications Campaign - Power Pack Energy Efficiency Campaign - NHS Lothian Corporate Communications Team
  • Community Relations - The Portobello Park Private Bill Consultation - The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Public Sector Campaign - Lumps Aren't the Only Sign - Consolidated PR and the Scottish Government
  • Low Budget Campaign - Do the Right Thing - West Dunbartonshire Council
  • Best Sporting Campaign - Melrose 7s - Tricker PR
  • Consumer Relations Campaign - Hoyland Spring: Liquid Gold - 3X1 Public Relations
  • Best Use of Media Relations - Lumps Aren't the Only Sign - Consolidated PR and the Scottish Government
  • Integrated Campaign - Scotland Takes a Bite out of the big apple - Scottish Government - PR and International Marketing
  • Best Use of Social Media - Fashionably Social - Weber Shandwick Scotland/Scottish Enterprise
  • Best External Publication - Scotland's Marine Atlas e-book - Scottish Government Publishing Team
  • Best Internal Publication - West Dunbartonshire Council - Talk Newspaper
  • Best Event - All Star Conference - Scottish Enterprise
  • Public Affairs Campaign - Scotland needs abiraterone - Prostate Cancer UK
  • Scottish Public Sector Team of the Year - Corporate Communications - West Dunbartonshire Council
  • Outstanding Young Communicator - Fred Banning MCIPR
  • Outstanding Small Consultancy - Muckle Media
  • Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team - Scottish Government PR and International Marketing
  • Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy - Weber Shandwick Scotland
  • Best Use of Planning, Research, Measurement and Evaluation - Banks Renewables Quixwood Moor: Winds of Change - Holyrood Partnership
  • Communicator of the Year - Clare Smith MCIPR - Chief Marketing Officer, Scottish Government
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).