SCOTLAND-based Stripe Communications was named Outstanding PR Consultancy at the national CIPR Excellence Awards in London yesterday (Tuesday 17 June, 2014), becoming the first Scottish agency in the awards history to scoop the top prize.
Held annually by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the awards recognise the best in the communications industry, bringing together over 150 leading public relations consultancies, freelancers and in-house teams competing for the 30 individual awards.
The Outstanding Consultancy award recognises the achievements, performance and excellent work of a public relations consultancy over the past three years.
Stripe’s win comes after a successful start to 2014, which has seen continued business expansion and significant new client wins. With offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Stripe Communications continues to grow in numbers and reputation.
Juliet Simpson, managing director of Stripe Communications, said:
“Becoming the first ever Scottish agency to win this award fills us with pride and tops a fantastic year to date for Stripe. I’m incredibly proud to see the team’s hard work recognised by the industry on a national scale. With the eyes of the world on Scotland this summer, there’s never been a more exciting time to be a ‘Stripe’ as we look to build on our reputation as the UK’s best PR agency.”
Judges for the awards, commented:
“We were hugely impressed by Stripe Communications’ focus on staff, including excellent internal communications; a mentoring scheme and Stripe’s delivery on its objective to be the industry leader for working parents.
“Their tenacity with smaller budgets, straight talking no nonsense approach and immersion into clients’ businesses set them apart with the results seen in terms of staff retention, strong track record of business growth, premium client wins and a winning company culture.”
About Stripe Communications
- Stripe helps some of the best brands in Scotland, across the UK and internationally think and act differently, delivering PR & communications campaigns for clients including, A.G. Barr, IRN-BRU, C&C Group, John Lewis, Maxxium, ScottishPower, The Kitchin, The Scottish Government, VELUX, The Mountain Bike World Cup and Young Scot.
- Our teams are competent in delivering a range of integrated services including strategic planning, media relations, digital & social media relations, consumer brand marketing, promotions, partnerships, sponsorships, stakeholder engagement, crisis and issues management, internal comms and events.
- Part of Cello Signal, one of the UK’s largest marketing and research groups, which also includes The Leith Agency in Edinburgh and UK digital agency Blonde, Stripe currently employs 30 consultants.
- Stripe is the 2014 CIPR Excellence Outstanding Consultancy of the Year and the PRCA DARE Scotland and Northern Ireland Consultancy of the Year.
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