Awards

When you’ve over 30 awards in the trophy cabinet and probably 50+ awards shortlistings (we never counted in the first 10 years!) it’s tough to pick out the best moments. But how can you understand our story, if we don’t try? Here are a few insights, with all known awards & logged shortlistings then boxed up for you below!

Our Favourite 12 Awards Moments

1999
We won our very first awards, including the Grand Prix Award for the Best PR Campaign in the NW – for an insurance PR campaign.


2000
We became NW PR Consultancy of the year – still don’t think any agency outside Greater Manchester has won this, other than ourselves.


2001
We won our first national award – Best Consumer PR Campaign of the Year, presented by an Ali G lookalike! Have to confess, the trophy got dropped in Birmingham city centre!


2003
We were rewarded with a ‘Best Value PR Campaign’ Award, for one of our Favourite CSR campaigns – Send Shirts to Skopje.


2005
We scooped the Small PR Team of the Year Award NW, even though we nearly lost half the team pre-presentation!


2007
We were delighted to win an award for a campaign that involved working with the lovely Michaela Strachan and promoting a UK visitor attraction.


2007
Our first trip to the national CIPR Excellence Awards: runners-up for the Travel PR campaign category for our farm tourism PR campaign.


2010
We really impressed our Italian guest at the CIPR PRide NW PR awards, by scooping two nice shiny Gold ones – both for a festival.


2012
Second visit to the national CIPR Excellence Awards and came home a national winner in Olympic year, having the trophy presented by Olympian, Colin Jackson. Still so excited the next day, we boarded the wrong train back, but luckily realised at the last minute.


2016
Our very first Northern Marketing Award – for a Community PR campaign


2017
An amazing 5 awards and 10 nominations!


2018
Third trip to the national CIPR Excellence Awards & second time of coming home a winner. Scooped the Best Travel, Leisure and Tourism Award in a real David v Goliath feat, beating campaigns for EasyJet, Virgin Holidays, Holidays.com, The National Trust and Legoland.


Awards Category Awards Name
Current Shortlisting – Arts, Culture or Sport PR Campaign CIPR PRide Awards NW 2019
Current Shortlisting – Best Not-for-Profit PR Campaign CIPR PRide Awards NW 2019
Current Shortlisting – Best Use of Social Media CIPR PRide Awards NW 2019
Current Shortlisting – Best Community Relations Campaign CIPR PRide Awards NW 2019
Current Shortlisting – Outstanding Independent Practitioner CIPR PRide Awards NW 2019
Winner – Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign National CIPR Excellence Awards 2018
Finalist – Best Low Budget PR Campaign PRCA Dare Awards 2019
Finalist – Best Integrated PR Campaign PRCA Dare Awards 2019
Finalist – Campaign Challenges Award PRCA Dare Awards 2019
Finalist – Outstanding Independent Practitioner National CIPR Excellence Awards 2019
Finalist – Culture, Media, Sport & Travel Marketing Comms Campaign PRMoment.com Awards 2019
Finalist – Community Engagement Campaign PRMoment.com Awards 2019
Finalist – Best Not-for-Profit Campaign Northern Marketing Awards 2018
Finalist – Best CSR Campaign Northern Marketing Awards 2018
Silver Award Winner – Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign CIPR PRide Awards NW 2018
Silver Award Winner – Outstanding Independent Practitioner CIPR PRide Awards NW 2018
Finalist – Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign CIPR PRide Awards NW 2018
Finalist – Best Use of Social Media CIPR PRide Awards NW 2018
Finalist – Best Community Relations Campaign CIPR PRide Awards NW 2018
Finalist – Solo Business EVAS 2018
Finalist – Creative Agency of the Year The BIBA Awards 2018
Finalist – PR Agency of the Year (up to 10 employees) Prolific North Awards 2018
Finalist – Culture, Media, Sport & Travel Communications Campaign PRMoment.com Awards 2018
Finalist – Low Budget PR Campaign PRMoment.com Awards 2018
Finalist – Community Engagement PR Campaign PRMoment.com Awards 2018
Finalist – Micro-Business of the Year FSB Business Awards 2018 (NW)
Winner – B2C Campaign CIM Northern Awards 2017
Winner – Best Consultant CIM Northern Awards 2017
Finalist – Best Campaign CIM Northern Awards 2017
Finalist – Best Use of Creative CIM Northern Awards 2017
Finalist – Integrated Campaign CIM Northern Awards 2017
Winner – Best Tourism & Leisure Campaign Northern Marketing Awards 2017
Finalist – Best Low Budget Campaign Northern Marketing Awards 2017
Finalist – Best CSR Campaign Northern Marketing Awards 2017
Finalist – Best B2C Campaign Northern Marketing Awards 2017
Gold Award Winner – Community Relations Campaign CIPR PRide NW Awards 2017
Gold Award Winner – Outstanding Independent Practitioner CIPR PRide NW Awards 2017
Finalist – Best Use of Photography or Design CIPR PRide NW Awards 2017
Finalist – Integrated Campaign CIPR PRide NW Awards 2017
Shortlisted for Media Relations Campaign of the Year PRMoment.com Awards 2017
Shortlisted for Community Engagement Campaign of the Year PRMoment.com Awards 2017
Best Not-for-Profit Campaign Winner Northern Marketing Awards 2016
Best Not-for-Profit Campaign Shortlisting NW CIPR Awards 2016
Shortlisted for Best Low Budget Campaign CIM Northern Awards 2014
Best Freelance PR Practitioner (Britain) National CIPR Excellence Awards 2012
Best Freelance PR Practitioner NW CIPR Awards 2011
Gold Award Winner – Best Not-for-Profit Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2010
Gold Award Winner – Best Campaign Under £10k NW CIPR PRide Awards 2010
Finalist – Best Consumer PR Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2010
Silver Award Winner – Best Consumer Relations Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2008
Finalist – Public Affairs Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2008
Finalist – Best Consumer Relations Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2007
Finalist – Outstanding Small Consultancy NW CIPR PRide Awards 2007
Finalist – Consumer Relations in the Arts, Sport Leisure and Tourism National CIPR Excellence Awards 2007
Finalist – Best Consumer PR Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2006
Finalist – Best Use of Photography, Design & New Media NW CIPR PRide Awards 2006
Small PR Team of the Year NW CIPR PRide Awards 2005
Silver Award Winner – Consultancy Value NW CIPR PRide Awards 2004
Finalist – Integrated PR Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2004
Finalist – Low Budget PR Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2004
Finalist – Community PR Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2004
Finalist – Best Integrated PR Campaign NW CIPR PRide Awards 2003
Silver Award Winner – Best Consumer PR Campaign NW IPR Cream Awards 2002
Silver Award Winner – Best Integrated PR Campaign NW IPR Cream Awards 2002
Gold Award Winner – Best Use of Photography & Design NW IPR Cream Awards 2002
Gold Award Winner – Best Low Budget Campaign NW IPR Cream Awards 2002
Employee Development Award Blackpool Challenge Partnership 2002
Silver Award Winner – Best Low Budget Campaign NW IPR Cream Awards 2001
Most Promising New Company Blackpool Challenge Partnership 2001
New Business of the Year LAWTEC 2001
Winner – Best Consumer PR Campaign National Cream Awards 2001
NW PR Consultancy of the Year NW IPR Cream Awards 2000
Winner – Best Integrated PR Campaign NW IPR Cream Awards 2000
Winner – Best Financial Services PR Campaign NW IPR Cream Awards 2000
Winner – Best Consumer PR Campaign NW IPR Cream Awards 2000
Grand Prix Award – Best PR Campaign of the Year NW IPR Cream Awards 1999
Silver Award Winner – Best Use of Research NW IPR Cream Awards 1999
Gold Award Winner – Consumer PR Campaign NW IPR Cream Awards 1999
Runner-up NW PR Consultancy of the Year NW IPR Cream Awards 1999