Scots Quartet Contenders in UK-wide PR Awards

Four Scottish entries have been shortlisted in an UK-wide PR competition.

The quartet were unveiled among the contenders for this year’s Excellence Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Says the CIPR: “The CIPR Excellence Awards recognise and reward best practice in public relations throughout the UK and acknowledge personal and team achievement at the highest professional level.”

The Scots nominees are to be found in the public sector and internal communications categories.

In the former, Consolidated PR and the Scottish Government were chosen for its Organ Donation campaign while Weber Shandwick was also chosen, for The Cumbernauld Positive Image Project. In the latter category, The Royal Bank of Scotland was chosen for its Open Doors campaign, while Standard Life Investments was also picked, this time for Made to Measure Leaders.

This year, the CIPR Excellence Awards attracted just under 700 entries across 27 award categories.

The winners will be announced on June 1.

The full shortlist reads:

Corporate and Business Communications

Bondy Consulting – Building Thomson Airways reputation as a leader and innovator in aviation

McDonald's UK – Harnessing Our People Power

MHP Health Mandate – Commissioning in the new world

Grayling with The Economist Intelligence Unit – Leveraging EIU

Three, 3 Monkeys Communications & Parys Communications -Three Network

Investor Relations

Essar Energy and Capital MSL -London's Largest Listing Post-Credit Crunch

MHP -Domino's Pizza UK & IRL, Showing Resilience in a Downturn

MHP@Engine – EMIS Group IPO on AIM

Internal Communications

Action for Children – My Action for Children Day

Camelot UK Lotteries – No laughing matter: Data Protection

Nationwide – Transformation Story

Royal Bank of Scotland – Open Doors

Standard Life Investments – Made to measure leaders

Torbay Council Communications Office – Employee Engagement Campaign

Consumer Relations

Blue Rubicon – One New Change: One New Experience

Kaizo – Flip Video: Sharing Hearts, Minds and Moments

Mere PR – The Everton Revolution

Seventy Seven PR and Jersey Tourism – Jersey Tourism: Putting Jersey on the (Weather) Map

Starfish Communications and TomTom – Campaign to get Brian Blessed to do a voice over for my TomTom

Threepipe / The ATP World Tour – The Art of Tennis

Public Sector

City & Guilds and Hill & Knowlton – City & Guilds delivers extra through PR campaign launch

Consolidated PR and The Scottish Government – Organ Donation

Driving Standards Agency – Independent driving introduced into the driving test

Lee Murgatroyd / BABA – Boxing clever

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service – Project Bernie

Weber Shandwick – The Cumbernauld Positive Image Project

Corporate Responsibility

Aygaz with Lobby PR – Climate change education program: For our children and our children's children

ENRC Kazakhstan – ENRC Charity Project: By the Path of Glory

Isbank – Turkey Chess Federation Sponsorship

Lloyds Banking Group – Our Corporate Responsibility Agenda

Southern Water – Blooming Schools

Public Affairs

Age UK – Scrap the Default Retirement Age

Blue Rubicon + Facebook – Facebook: 2010 General Election

Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan's Vote cancer support campaign

Stop Stansted Expansion – No Second Runway

The Communication Group – UTV Media: Protecting the Future of Radio

WSPA UK – Not in my Cuppa: phase one


Admiral PR – Fashion Kicks

BabyCreative – MND Association's Incurable Optimism campaign

Beatbullying – The Big March

Freshwater – Wales's Invisible Death Row

John Doe Communications – Ctrl.Alt.Shift Presents Dear Diary

Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Cancer Supports General Election Campaign

St John Ambulance & GolinHarris – Life Lost


90TEN Healthcare for Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 56 Dean Street: Faster, Closer, Earlier

Breakthrough Breast Cancer – iBreastCheck

British Heart Foundation – The Angina Monologues

MHP Health Mandate and the Rarer Cancers Foundation – Securing a Cancer Drugs Fund

NHS East of England – Saving lives with communications: VTE Assess Prevent

The Communication Group – Saving our Screenagers: Launching the UK's first Youth Technology Addiction Service

Integrated Campaigns

E.ON – E.ON Energy Fit

Freshwater – Wales's Invisible Death Row

Kindred and the Milk Marketing Forum -make mine Milk

Southern Water – Save Water, Save Energy, Save Money

St John Ambulance and GolinHarris – Life Lost

TfL London Rail – The London Overground East London line extension (phase 1) launch campaign – Integrating PR and Marketing

Media Relations

Cow PR – Boomerang Pets Party: K99

Holdsworth Associates and True Knowledge – 'Most boring day' produces interesting result

Kaizo – Flip Video: Sharing Hearts, Minds and Moments

Kindred and the National Apprenticeship Service – Apprenticeship Week 2010

Seventy Seven PR and Jersey Tourism – Jersey Tourism: Putting Jersey on the (Weather) Map

Siren – Royal Caribbean Cruises: Launching new ship Celebrity Eclipse with a repatriation mission

Best Use of Social Media

Blue Rubicon + Facebook – Facebook: 2010 General Election

Gatwick Airport and Rabbit – Talk to Gatwick

Greater Manchester Police – GMP24 – Twitter Day

Kaizo – Flip Video: Sharing Moments

Kindred and the Milk Marketing Forum – make mine Milk

St John Ambulance and GolinHarris – Popcorn


Kaizo – Flip Video: Cause & Credibility

Lansons Communications with Metro Bank – Not just any bank “this is Metro Bank”

markettiers4dc – Making Electric Vehicles Breaking News

Shine Communications – WWE UK Tour

Siren – Royal Caribbean Cruises: Launching new ship Celebrity Eclipse with a repatriation mission

Global Public Relations

Brands2Life – Unisys Security Index

Lansons Communications – Making Luxembourg the centre of the fund world

MHP@Engine – Coller Capital Barometer 2011

salt PR – Launch of Unilever Food Solutions World Menu Report

Smarts – Bushmills Irish Whiskey: Make it at Bushmills

Vero Communications – Qatar 2022 World Cup Bid Committee: From longshot to 2022 World Cup host

Crisis Communications

Cornwall Council – Flooding in Cornwall

IPB Communications – Irlam Gas Explosion

NATS – Managing the Volcanic Ash Crisis

Thames Water Press Office – Winter 2010/2011

Yorkshire Water – The Big Freeze

Automotive Public Relations

Citroën UK – GQ & Citroën create a car

Hotwire & INRIX – The INRIX Traffic Scorecard

Nissan Motor GB – Nissan LEAF UK Launch

Project PR – PR drives business at Ford Retail

Prova PR – Fueling Rally fever across Wales

Starfish Communications and TomTom – Campaign To Get Brian Blessed To Do A Voice Over For My TomTom

Low Budget

90TEN Healthcare for Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 56 Dean Street

Charity Commission – Launching the first national Trustees Week

Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2010

Peppermint PR for Sound Asleep – Rooney is England's Best Snorer

The University of Nottingham – Election 2010 Blog

Threepipe / Florence Nightingale Museum – The Florence Nightingale Museum

External Newspaper or Magazine

2010 Rotherham Marketing and Communications with RBT Creative – 2010 Rotherham – Round Your Place magazine

Durham County Council – Durham County News

Specialist – Liquid

Specialist – Specsavers Magazine

Triodos Bank – The Colour of Money

University for the Creative Arts – Creative Update

Internal Newspaper or Magazine

Mersey Care NHS Trust – Mersey Care Yearbook 2010

NHS Blood and Transplant and Column Communcations (Designers) – Connect: the magazine for NHSBT staff

RBS Invoice Finance – IF Online

Sequel Group and Warburtons – W magazine

Specialist – Britvic Life

The Soldier Team – Soldier Magazine


BAE Systems – Astute Commissioning book

Barchester Healthcare – 'Visiting Gran's new home' and 'Visiting Grandad's new home' – booklets to explain dementia to a child

Drinkaware – The Drinkaware Unit and Calorie Calculator

Madano Partnership – The Elected Class of 2010

Redhouse Lane – OPTIMA

The Royal British Legion – The Royal British Legion Learning Pack


BAE Systems –

British Heart Foundation –

Nexus Communications & DairyCo –

RAF Benevolent Fund –

Teesside University – Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Yorkshire Water – Surfing the tide


Brando and Gatwick Airport – London Gatwick Fashion Week

Frank PR – Making “Call of Duty: Black Ops” the biggest entertainment launch of 2010

Kindred and the Milk Marketing Forum – 'make mine Milk' Sunday Session

Shine Communications – Indesit Party Launderette

The Royal British Legion – Silence in the Square

Westgate Communications – DFDS Seaways Operation Dynamo

Outstanding Young Communicator

Tina Gleadall – HM Revenue and Customs

David Hamilton – Action for Children

Doug Hewett – Engage Group

Chris Holly – Unicef UK

James Poulter – Lexis PR

Catherine Worboys – Curtin&Co

Best Freelance Practitioner

Peter Bowles – The Freelance Launchpad

Stuart Brooks – Blackbird Communications

Robin Lander Brinkley – Maxwell Communications

Rachel O'Reilly – Solo success in the travel industry

Lionel Zetter – Freelance work for ICE, AOA, NLH, TEAS

Outstanding Small Consultancy

Bondy Consulting

Komodo PR & Digital Communications – An outstanding small consultancy called Komodo

TopLine Communications – SMEs don't have to think small

Vero Communications – A Sports Specialist with a Global Impact

Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team

British Heart Foundation – Multimedia That Makes A Difference

British Library – Growing the world's knowledge

Thames Water Press Office

The Kellogg Company – Bringing it in-house

The Prostate Cancer Charity

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy

Bite Communications – Reinventing Our Point Of View

Brands2Life – Delivering results on every front

Frank – An Outstanding Year

Octopus Group – PR but not as we know it

Tangerine PR – A Company to be Proud of