On Friday 30th November, more than 215 PR professionals gathered at Bristol’s Marriott Hotel for the CIPR South of England and Channel Islands PRide Awards – a celebration of the region’s annual public relations success stories. The Wildwood team was delighted to be there to celebrate with our colleagues in the industry, after being nominated for awards in two categories; Best Publication and Outstanding Young Communicator.

The CIPR PRide Awards is the UK’s most prestigious nationwide awards scheme, recognising excellence in public relations and communications across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and six English regions. Now in its 15th year, the PRide Awards attracted around 1,000 entries from PR teams, consultancies and individuals across the UK.

Winning a PRide Award marks you out as an industry leader and demonstrates the value of PR to the wider business world, so we were really delighted to have been shortlisted in these hotly contested awards. The winners are selected by a team of leading industry experts so winning an award is a highlight for all involved!

Following a champagne reception and a delicious 3-course meal, it was on to the nail-biting business of the awards ceremony itself. The awards were compered by BBC Business News Presenter Susannah Streeter, who shared the highlights of each campaign as she guided the audience through each category.

Outstanding Young Communicator

We were thrilled that our Senior Account Executive Becky Vance was shortlisted in the Outstanding Young Communicator award. After a tense wait for the presenter to open the gold envelope, it was announced that Becky had won the Silver award in this tough category! This award “recognises the achievements, performance and excellent work of a young professional in the industry who is making a valuable contribution to the organisation they work for, showing considerable promise as a future leader.” We think it is hugely well deserved. Congratulations Becky!

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