Scots scoop quartet of UK PR awards

A QUARTET of Scots entries have triumphed in a competition celebrating the best of public relations in the UK.

Across 24 awards categories in the competition – run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations – VisitScotland took three prizes, with Artisan PR taking another.

VisitScotland took the ‘Measurement and evaluation’ title, plus the ‘Best publication’ and ‘Outstanding in-house public relations team’ accolades.

Meanwhile, Borders-based Artisan scooped the ‘Not-for-profit’ category for ‘The Flight Fantastic’ – for exhibitions hosted by the National Museum of Flight.

The competition is called the CIPR Grand Prix.

Says Debbie Byers, chair of CIPR Scotland: “To win a CIPR Grand Prix Award is a fantastic achievement, demonstrating to colleagues and clients a commitment to excellent practice and results. This year’s winners all produced outstanding campaigns and are deserved winners. I send my congratulations to all.”

The full list of CIPR Grand Prix winners:

Corporate communications

Approach PR, Yorkshire Biz Awards – Triumph Over Adversity (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)


Artisan PR – The Flight Fantastic (Scotland)

Internal communications

Southern Water Services – BAS The Frog (Home Counties South)

Crisis communications

E.ON UK Plc – Communicating during climate camp protests at Kingsnorth, Kent (Midlands)

Measurement and evaluation

VisitScotland – Measuring Success to Shape the future (Scotland)

Community relations

Smarts – ‘At the Interface’ Suffolk & Lenadoon Interface Group (Northern Ireland)

Public affairs

Manchester Airports Group – Campaign against the introduction of Aviation Duty (North West)

Public sector

Finn Communications Limited – Cough Cough Campaign (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)

Low budget

Pam Lloyd PR – Save our cauliflower! (West of England)

Consumer relations

Dangling Carrot PR – Duo: The Boot Gurus (West of England)

Best use of media relations

Spinoza Kennedy Vesey Communications PR – Blackpool – J’aime La Tour (North West)

Integrated communications

FBA Ltd – Rachel’s Organic 25th Anniversary (Wales)

Corporate responsibility

Yorkshire Water – One Million Green Fingers (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)

Best use of new media

Wolfstar – Global Launch of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)

Best use of photography or design

Bright Consultancy – Living al Fresco (Midlands)

Best newspaper or magazine

Business Link East – The Know (East Anglia)

Best publication

VisitScotland – Real Scotland – The Locals’ Guide (Scotland)

Best leaflet

Proteus Public Relations Ltd – Plastic fantastic milk bottles (Thames & Chiltern)

Best website or microsite

Belfast Zoo – Belfast Zoological Gardens Website (Northern Ireland)

Best event

Brazen PR Ltd – Monopoly – UK National Championships (North West)

Outstanding small consultancy

Brouha Marketing Ltd (West of England)

Outstanding in-house public relations team

VisitScotland (Scotland)

Outstanding public relations consultancy

Golley Slater (Wales)