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

VisitSctotland – 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)