Top public relations talent honoured at the 2014 CIPR Anglia, Thames & Chiltern PRide Awards

The best public relations campaigns, practitioners and organisations in East Anglia and Thames & Chiltern were announced this evening at the 2014 CIPR Anglia, Thames & Chiltern PRide Awards.

Over 120 leading public relations professionals from the region attended the awards event at the Cambridge City Hotel, held for the first time after the amalgamation of the CIPR East Anglia and CIPR Thames & Chiltern regions.

Norfolk based Jungle PR were the big winners on the night winning three Gold Awards for Not-For-Profit, Integrated campaign, and Outstanding Small Consultancy.

Other multiple Gold Award winners were the University of Bedfordshire, winning two awards for their ‘Undergraduate 2015 Prospectus’, and Essex County Council, who alongside picking up the Gold Award for Public Sector campaign, were recipients of the ‘Outstanding Young Communicator’ title, handed to Jessica Baldwin.

Judges commended Jessica’s “impressive approach to learning and professional development” as well as her ability to “lead from the front on a variety of issues-based integrated campaigns from School Admissions and Special Educational Needs to Dementia and public sector redesign.”

The prestigious Gold Awards for Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy, and Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team, were presented to Suffolk based Pier, and Watford based Action for Children, respectively.

Kate Morfoot MCIPR, Chair of the CIPR East Anglia group and MD of Jungle PR
Congratulations to all of our Gold and Silver award winners this evening. As we continue our efforts to enhance the professionalism of the public relations industry, the campaigns and teams recognised tonight can be held up as best practice examples of the creativity, exceptional delivery and robust evaluation on offer in East Anglia and the Thames & Chiltern region. I hope the awards inspire them and other professionals, to continue to build on this great work
Kate Morfoot MCIPR, Chair of the CIPR East Anglia group and MD of Jungle PR

Full Gold Award winners from the 2014 CIPR Anglia, Thames & Chiltern PRide Awards:

  • Corporate and Business Communications Campaign: Meet The Future at Central Hall Westminster, Mexia Communications
  • Not-for-Profit Campaign: Going Ape in Norwich! PR for the GoGoGorillas! outdoor art trail, Jungle PR
  • Public Sector Campaign: Essex Energy Switch, Essex County Council
  • Low Budget Campaign: PR makes a splash for the Great East Swim, Genesis PR
  • Best Use of Media Relations: Soldiers' wills - introducing the unheard voices of WW1, Berkeley PR and Iron Mountain
  • Integrated Campaign: Monkeying Around: An Integrated Approach to Rebranding at Amazona Zoo, Jungle PR
  • Best Publication: Undergraduate 2015 Prospectus, University of Bedfordshire
  • Best Event: Dr Martens Store Launch, Shorthose Russell
  • Outstanding Young Communicator: Jessica Baldwin, Essex County Council
  • Outstanding Small Consultancy: Jungle PR
  • Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team: Action for Children
  • Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy: Pier
  • Best Use of Research, Planning, Measurement and Evaluation: Undergraduate 2015 Prospectus, University of Bedfordshire

View full set of results (including details of silver winners, finalists 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).