South West public relations professionals celebrate 10 years of CIPR PRide Awards as trophies are handed out

The very best public relations campaigns from across the South West of the UK were honoured on Friday night. Organisations and individuals were recognised for their work at the 10th anniversary celebration of the CIPR South West PRide Awards at The Bristol Hotel.  

Over 220 guests attended the black tie awards dinner where 23 awards were handed out to 13 recipients. Barefoot Media, based in rural Cornwall, took home three gold awards on the night after winning in the ‘Integrated Campaign’ category, the judge's special award for the 'Best Use of Research, Planning, Measurement and Evaluation' as well as being named the region's 'Outstanding Small Consultancy'.

There were five gold awards for Bristol-based agency Octane including the top prize in the 'Internal Communications', ‘Best Use of Media Relations’, ‘Best Use of Social Media' and 'Best Event' categories before topping off the night by being named as 'Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy' in the South West.

Special awards were presented to Lisa Hale from JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs and Shelley Fletcher-Bryant MCIPR, who were named as 'Outstanding Young Communicator' and 'Outstanding Freelance Practitioner' respectively. An 'Outstanding Contribution to CIPR South West' award was presented to 2014 CIPR President-elect and Chair of the CIPR South West Group, Sarah Pinch FCIPR.

View the full winners list from the 2013 CIPR South West PRide Awards.

Sarah Pinch FCIPR
The CIPR South West PRide awards is the stand out annual event for practitioners from across this region. It is a great privilege to host the awards ceremony and see some of the UK’s very best practitioners receive awards for their dedication and achievements over the last 12 months. My congratulations to all of those who were shortlisted at this year’s awards; they are a real showcase of the talent that we have here in the South West and the important contribution PR can make to organisations and businesses across our region.
Sarah Pinch FCIPR
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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).