Hastings Direct shortlisted for three CIPR PRide Awards

29th July 2013

Hastings Direct has been shortlisted for three awards at the 2013 CIPR PRide Awards, announced today.

Hastings Direct has been recognised for their outstanding work across the region, and has been nominated for three awards including Best Internal Magazine, Best Event and Best Internal Communications Campaign. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the CIPR PRide awards, which will be held at the Brighton Metropole on December 4th.

The CIPR PRide Awards recognise the outstanding talents and achievements of public relations practitioners across the UK's regions and nations. They are the most prestigious and rigorous awards of their kind.

Commenting on this year's shortlist announcement, CIPR President Sue Wolstenhome FCIPR, said:

"The CIPR PRide Awards celebrate the very best in public relations from across the UK's regions and nations. This year's entries were all of an incredibly high standard, highlighting the industry-leading work that is taking place right across the UK. I would like to congratulate all of those who have been shortlisted for an award; their success demonstrates their exemplary achievements in such a thriving profession, and recognises the impact they have made in their region and beyond."

Julie Urquhart, PR manager, Hastings Direct: "As one of the largest employers in East Sussex we are proud and pleased that our people have been given such prestigious external recognition for the work we do. All our events, communications and magazine are produced by our staff and we are delighted to have been shortlisted and have everything crossed for the hat trick!"

The CIPR Home Counties South PRide awards will take place on December 4th at the Brighton Metropole Hotel.

A full list of shortlisted entrants is available upon request.

About the CIPR

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of the public relations profession, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies for the public relations profession, representing its members and raising standards through education and training. For further information, visit the CIPR website.

About the CIPR PRide Awards

The CIPR PRide Awards is the only UK-wide awards scheme that recognises excellence in public relations and communications work across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions. Now in its 10th year, the CIPR PRide Awards grow year-on-year as consultancies and organisations increasingly recognise the benefits of industry awards, and past winners continue to reap the benefits of receiving one.

Alongside CIPR Scotland, CIPR Wales/Cymru and CIPR Northern Ireland, taking part in the 2013 CIPR PRide Awards are East Anglia, Home Counties South, Midlands, North West, North West, Thames and Chiltern, West of England, Wessex and Channel Islands, and Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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