Peterborough’s PR and media professionals celebrated at annual awards evening

SONY DSC10.12.14 – Peterborough’s top communication and media professionals were celebrated last week at the Peterborough PR and Media Awards 2014, formerly known as The Communicators’ Network.

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

Richard Astle, Managing Director of Athene Communications said, “The event was a great success. This year we received a record number of nominations. It was encouraging to see so many people attend to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies.”

The categories and winners for this year were:

Best use of digital media

  • Winner – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust’s #whoisrobert? Campaign
  • Highly commended – Freekicks Foundation Cycling Challenge Group

Best creative campaign or project

  • Winner – Vivacity’s launch of Premier Fitness in Hampton
  • Highly Commended – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust’s #whoisrobert? Campaign

Not-for-profit campaign

  • Winner – Shine’s Chairman’s Challenge campaign
  • Highly commended – Freekicks Foundation Cycling Challenge Group

PR campaign of the year

  • Winner – Royal HaskoningDHV’s Bright Ideas campaign
  • Highly commended – Peterborough City Council’s Love Peterborough and A Great Place to be campaigns

Journalist of the year

  • Winner – Paul Stainton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
  • Highly commended – Stephen Briggs, Peterborough Telegraph

Newcomer of the year

  • Winner – Sara Melloy, Designed by Melloy
  • Highly commended – Joel Lamy, Peterborough Telegraph

 Communications team of the year

  • Winner – Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Highly commended – The Moment Magazine

Communicator of the year

  • Winner – Amanda Rose, media manager, Peterborough City Council
  • Highly commended – Sharon Sim, marketing officer for sports, Vivacity

 Special recognition award

  • Mike Holland, Metrix Marketing

The awards were reviewed by a panel of independent judges, including Caroline Parsons, Senior Communications Manager at BGL Group, Martin Chillcott, Head of Sales and Marketing at Vivacity, and Councillor Gavin Elsey, Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Waste Management at Peterborough City Council.

The aim of the Peterborough PR and Media Awards is to build strong working relationships between those working in PR, marketing, creative design and journalism across Cambridgeshire. It is free to join for anyone working in these areas.