The awards evening, which is hosted by Peterborough-based PR and communications agency Athene Communications, is now in its fifth year and aims to recognise the best communication campaigns, professionals and journalists from across the city and neighbouring region.
A special recognition award was also presented at this year’s awards ceremony, to Peter Rook from Peterborough Regional College.
Richard Astle, Managing Director of Athene Communications said: “This year we received a record number of nominations and the quality was truly excellent. It was really great to see so many people attend the event to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies.”
The categories and winners for this year were:
Communications Campaign of the Year
- Winner – Shine Charity
- Highly commended – Cambridgeshire Police
Best Use of Social Media
- Winner – Wildcats Theatre School
- Highly commended – Peterborough City Council and The BGL Group
Communications Team of the Year
- Winner – Amey Peterborough
- Highly commended – Peterborough City Council
Journalist of the Year
- Winner – Stephen Briggs – Peterborough Telegraph
- Highly commended – Joel Lamy – Peterborough Telegraph
Communicator of the Year
- Winner – Suzanne Ostler – Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall
- Highly commended – Steve Titman – Peterborough City Council
Creative Campaign of the Year
- Winner – Peterborough City Council, Teach Peterborough
- Highly commended – Amey Peterborough
Newcomer of the Year
- Winner – Zoe Stroud – Amey Peterborough
- Highly commended – Tom Stent – Peterborough United
The awards were reviewed by a panel of independent judges, including Caroline Raines, Senior Communications Manager at BGL Group; Martin Chillcott, Hotchilly Marketing; Paul Stainton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, and Councillor Gavin Elsey, Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Waste Management at Peterborough City Council.
The event took place at the Becket Chapel in the Peterborough Cathedral Precincts. Thank you to Ben Davis for photographing the evening.