The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is pleased to announce the winners of the PRCA National Awards 2019.
The Awards brought together PR professionals, organisations, and brilliant campaigns from across the UK PR and communications landscape.
Some of the very best practitioners attended the PRCA National Awards 2019 at the Hilton on Park Lane on the evening of Tuesday, 12th November 2019. The compère, Emma Barnett, BBC broadcaster and journalist, presented the awards and invited on stage the winners of the night, from a list of 31 categories.
Big winners of the night included Huawei Technologies, which took home three awards with their Unfinished Symphony campaign, including International Campaign Award and Campaign of the Year Award, and Red Havas UK, who won three awards for their work with Splendid Comms on The Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll Launch
Fleishman Hillard Fishburn was named the Large Consultancy of the Year and International Agency of the Year, while Hope&Glory won the Medium Consultancy. Ready10 took home the Small Consultancy of the Year Award, and The Agency Partnership won the New Consultancy of the Year Award. The Specialist Consultancy of the Year Award was handed to Harvard.
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust was named In-house Team of the Year for Public Sector. The In-house Team of the Year Award – Private Sector went to RBS.
The PR Leader of the Year Award was taken home by Gemma Moroney MPRCA, Mischief. The Young Communicator of the Year Award went to Julia Lavin MPRCA, Missive.
The Mark Mellor Outstanding Contribution Award was handed to Rachel Bell MPRCA, The Academy Media Group.
Speaking at the Awards, Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “We have achieved a great deal over the past five decades. And in the process, we have transformed ourselves from a trade body representing only large agencies -into the largest PR association in the world.
“But there is much more to do, and we will do it:
• Making the case for PR as an ethical industry
• Embedding higher and higher professional standards
• Working hard to prove the value PR delivers
• Addressing the gender pay gap
• Attracting the very best into our industry, regardless of background.
• Becoming not just international, but truly global
• Always standing up for our members
“Our industry and its professional body have had some great days. But my firm belief is that our best days lie ahead of us.”