10th anniversary of CIPR PRide Awards celebrated in style in the Midlands

The best public relations campaigns, practitioners and organisations from the Midlands were announced last Friday as over 350 people attended the 2013 Midlands CIPR PRide Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, marking the 10th anniversary of the Institute’s flagship regional awards scheme.

It was a triumphant night for Staffordshire County Council who collected one silver and three gold awards which included the title of Midlands' Outstanding In-House Public Relations team. Two Birmingham-based agencies went home with top prizes as Fresh PR and brightpr were named as the Outstanding Small Consultancy and Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy of the year respectively.

E.ON UK collected two gold awards for its 'promoting stakeholder dialogue on the good things we do' campaign, including the night's special award for Best Use of Planning, Research, Measurement and Evaluation. There were also awards for McCann who collected gold awards for the Best Use of Media Relations and Best Use of Social Media, before celebrating Senior Account Manager Kate Dawson's recognition as the Midlands' Outstanding Young Communicator of 2013.

Nigel Pipkin MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Midlands
The level of creativity and innovation recognised at this year’s CIPR Midlands PRide Awards is testament to the public relations talent that we have here in our home region. I want to congratulate all of tonight’s finalists and winners for putting in such hard work over the past 12 months. Their dedication, professionalism and outstanding achievements have been recognised here tonight as some of the very best work from across the UK.
Nigel Pipkin MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Midlands
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).