Public relations, marketing and communications agency Liz Lean PR is celebrating its continued success after winning the Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy Silver Award at the recent Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) South of England and Channel Islands PRide Awards in Bristol.

CIPR PRide Award winners are selected from over 950 entries by public relations teams, consultancies and individuals across the UK, with a final shortlist of 300 judged by CIPR’s team of 70 leading industry experts. Shortlisted in two categories for its exceptional public relations practices, Liz Lean PR beat off a host of top agencies to take home the enviable prize at the glittering award ceremony on Friday night.

Cementing their reputation as one of the south’s leading PR and communications agencies, the award capped off a remarkable year for the Dorset-based agency. Specialising in helping businesses build strong and authentic reputations and client bases, the 20-year old agency offers public relations and media relations, planning and development PR, marketing, social media, crisis management, event management and stakeholder engagement. The 14-strong team works with some of the biggest influences in Dorset and across the UK, including Hall & Woodhouse, Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World, Odeon, Humphries Kirk solicitors, Weird Fish Clothing, Nuffield Health and Wave 105.

Liz Willingham, managing director said: “It is wonderful to see th hard work acknowledged as we enter our 20th year in the business. We have seen many changes but proven to remain constant throughout. We have exciting plans for the year ahead and this award sets the pace.”

Mark Oliphant Chart.PR MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Channel Islands, Natasha Tobin FCIPR, Chair of CIPR Wessex and Rachel Picken Chart.PR MCIPR, Chair of CIPR South West commented: “The South of England and Channel Islands is an exceptionally diverse and vibrant region for the PR and Communications sector. We’ve had strong entries across the board, celebrating excellence in media relations, content, storytelling, integrated campaigns and social. We also recognised the very best people across our region – from independent practitioners and young communicators to in-house teams and agencies. We’re very proud of the campaigns and teams being celebrated this year and would like to congratulate all the shortlisted candidates and winners.”

A pinnacle in the PR calendar and now in its 14th year, the leading regional PR award event showcases excellence in campaigns, consultancies, in-house teams and individuals and highlights the innovative work of the PR industry across the UK. The 2017 CIPR PRide Awards Chairs of Judges were Paul Mylrea Found.Chart.PR FCIPR and Sandra Macleod FCIPR, and regionally covered counties including: Bristol, Cornwall, Devonshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, The Channel Islands and Wiltshire.

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