WEDNESDAY 18 JUN 2014 3:24 PM


The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards judged Edinburgh-based agency, Stripe Communications, winner of the ‘Outstanding public relations consultancy’ category.

The event last night, hosted at Old Billingsgate, was attended by over 800 PR professionals and 150 different consultancies, in-house teams, and freelancers.

A third of the thirty different awards were awarded to PR teams from outside of London, reflecting the influence and strength of the PR industry across the entirety of the UK.

CIPR president, Stephen Waddington, MCIPR says, “The standard of winners and strength of the competition tonight are proof that there has never been such an exciting time to work in public relations, wherever you are in the UK. Our reputation as a profession is built by the kinds of campaigns, teams and professionals receiving these accolades. Congratulations to the winners; they should be proud that their award-winning expertise plays a key role, and delivers business benefit, within every area of a modern organisation.”

Stripe became the first Scottish consultancy to win the major team prize; judges cited, ‘excellent internal culture, mentoring scheme and delivery on its objective to be the industry leader for working parents’, as the agency’s strong points.

Manchester’s SkyParlour PR won ‘Outstanding small consultancy’, and BDO were awarded, ‘Outstanding in-house public relations team’. markettiers4dc took away the most trophies of the night.

The full list of winners:

  • The world's first smartwatch bankCorporate and Business Communications Campaign: M&C Saatchi PR,
  • Winning the Current Account Switching WarFinancial and Investor Relations Campaign: Santander,
  • Royal Mail Employee Share OfferInternal Communications Campaign: Royal Mail,
  • PESTAURANT - The world's first pest only restaurantConsumer Relations Campaign: Brands2Life,
  • Launch of Future Hospital: Caring for medical patientsPublic Sector Campaign: Royal College of Physicians,
  • The Saffron Acres ProjectCorporate Social Responsibility Campaign: Central England Co-operative and Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council,
  • Anchor On SongInclusive Communications Campaign: Grayling / Anchor Care Homes,
  • No Free Lunch?Public Affairs Campaign: Association of Colleges,
  • Raising the Dornier' campaignNot-For-Profit Campaign: RAF Museum,
  • Slime WatchHealthcare Campaign: Bayer Animal Health, markettiers4dc and Pegasus,
  • Feel Loved Again campaignIntegrated Campaign: Ovo Energy,
  • Bushmills LiveGlobal Public Relations Campaign: Smarts Communicate,
  • Food labellingIssues or Crisis Management: Westminster City Council,
  • Flash for CrashAutomotive Campaign: Performance Communications for Accident Exchange,
  • Mallard 75Low Budget Campaign: National Railway Museum,
  • The world's first smartwatch bankBest Technology Campaign: M&C Saatchi PR,
  • 15 minute care campaign - A water-cooler momentBest Use of Media Relations: Leonard Cheshire Disability,
  • Slater & GordonBest Broadcast Campaign: Slater & Gordon and markettiers4dc,
  • #NEOsneakpeek for adidas NEO LabelBest Use of Digital: iris Worldwide,
  • Cat TakeoverBest Use of Social Media: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home,
  • The Home that Jack BuiltBest External Publication: Word Association,
  • CoastlifeBest Internal Publication: East Coast with scarlettabbott,
  • The Football Association's 150th AnniversaryBest Sporting Campaign: Mischief PR / The Football Association,
  • PESTAURANT - The world's first pest only restaurantBest Event: Brands2Life,
  • Outstanding Young Communicator: Sally Aston, Diabetes UK
  • Outstanding Freelance Practitioner: Karen Tippett-Lehane MCIPR, TippettPR
  • Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team: BDO
  • Outstanding Small Consultancy: SkyParlour PR
  • Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy: Stripe Communications
  • Slime WatchBest Use of Research, Planning, Measurement and Evaluation: Bayer Animal Health, markettiers4dc and Pegasus,

Also awarded on the night

  • CIPR and IoD PR Director of the Year: David Hamilton, head of public relations and engagement for Action for Children


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