The region’s communicators celebrated at annual awards evening

Peterborough’s top communication and media professionals were celebrated last week at The Communicators’ Network annual awards evening.

The Communicators' Network Award Winners 2012

The Communicators' Network Award Winners 2012

The awards evening, which is hosted by Peterborough-based PR and community engagement agency Athene Communications, is now in its second year and aims to recognise the best communication campaigns, professionals and journalists from across the region.

The award categories included Campaign of the Year, Communicator of the Year, Team of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Journalist of the Year, Tweet of the Year and a Special Recognition prize.

The finalists were shortlisted from a large number of nominations submitted by their peers.

Richard Astle, managing director of Athene Communications said: “Communication is the too often forgotten oil of any business, organisation, or community.

“It’s great to recognise so many talented people across Peterborough, and celebrate everyone’s hard work and efforts this year.

The award winners were as follows:

Campaign of the Year

Winner: Royal Haskoning DHV – Love Cycling Go Dutch

Highly Commended: Peterborough City Council, The Voyager Academy, and Vivacity – The Olympic Torch projects

Communicator of the Year

Winner: Laura Brewis – Opportunity Peterborough

Highly Commended: Shelley Cash – Peterborough Environment City Trust

Team of the Year

Winner: Shine Communications Team

Highly Commended: Peterborough Regional College Marketing and Communications Team

Newcomer of the Year

Joint Winners: Sarah Miles – Royal Haskoning DHV, Cara Barrett – Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust

Journalist of the Year

Winner: John Baker, Features Editor Peterborough Telegraph

Highly Commended: Ben Stevenson, Breakfast Show Producer BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Tweet of the Year

Winner: The Free Kicks Foundation

Highly Commended: Peterborough Telegraph

Special Recognition

Winner: Mark Edwards, Editor Peterborough Telegraph

The Communicators’ Network will be running a series of events for communication professionals and journalists in the forthcoming year.

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