Winners revealed at 10th anniversary celebration of CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards

The finest public relations campaigns from across Wales were celebrated last Friday as the best practitioners and organisations were rewarded for their hard work over the past year at the 10th anniversary celebration of the CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards at the Hilton, Cardiff.

Over 220 guests attended the black tie event which was hosted by ITV’s This Morning presenter, Matt Johnson. It was a successful night for Cardiff-based agency Equinox Communications as they went home with three awards, including two for their work with Bridgend County Borough Council, which was recognised with the special award for ‘Best Use of Planning, Research, Measurement and Evaluation’.

There was more success for Cardiff-based agencies as jamjar PR was named the ‘Outstanding Small Consultancy’ in Wales, before Working Word was honoured as the ‘Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy’ of the Year. There were also awards for a number of in-house teams including Sport Wales, Wrexham County Borough Council, Dyfed Powys Police and the Communications team from Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales who were named ‘Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team.’

Sports personality and TV commentator Jonathan Davies MBE was presented with the special 'Communicator of the Year’ award for his broadcast work, portraying a positive image of Wales across the UK and internationally. The former Welsh Rugby International was also commended for his efforts as a skills ambassador and his excellent work for charity as President of the Wales-based charity, Velindre Cancer Centre.

View the full list of the 2013 Cymru Wales PRide Awards winners. 

Val Bodden MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Cymru Wales
It was a delight to see the very best practitioners from across Wales honoured for all of their hard work over the past 12 months. The CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards have continued to grow over the past decade and to be shortlisted for one of these awards is a testament to one’s dedication and professionalism. 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 across the UK and to win an award is a great triumph.
Val Bodden MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Cymru Wales
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).