300 PR professionals gathered at Cardiff’s City Hall last night for the 2018 CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards – the nation’s annual public relations showpiece.

Creative communications agency jamjar bagged a hat-trick of Gold Awards with wins in the Healthcare Campaign, Low Budget Campaign and Best Use of Digital categories. Equinox and BrandContent picked up two Gold Awards each, with the latter named Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy.

Homeless charity, The Wallich, struck gold in the Not-for-Profit category for a campaign supporting homeless and vulnerable people across Wales. Judges praised the charity for its “clever use of partnerships and stakeholder engagement” which resulted in the organisation surpassing its fundraising target.

Golley Slater won the revered Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy award, while Rebecca Goodhand MCIPR and Nicola Jenkins MCIPR were named Outstanding Young Communicator and Outstanding Independent Practitioner, respectively.

Rhian Moore MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Cymru Wales, commented

We know we have a huge number of talented communicators in Wales. The results we have seen at this year’s PRide Awards shows the breadth of skill, professionalism and talent through a number of industries. The campaigns and examples of work showcased in the awards proves the value PR and compelling communications bring to businesses, our economy and society. Very well done to everyone who made the shortlist and massive congratulations to all our winners.

Full Gold Award winners from the 2018 CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards:

  • Corporate and Business Communications Campaign – Effective Communication, Quantum Advisory: Restoring faith in pensions
  • Internal Communications Campaign – Wales Audit Office, GREAT Together – changing culture at the WAO
  • Consumer Relations Campaign – BrandContent, Shining the Light on Daylight Robbery
  • Public Sector Campaign – Equinox and Cadw, Live the Legends
  • Community Relations Campaign – Cardiff University, Love Grangetown, Shop Grangetown
  • Not-for-Profit Campaign – The Wallich, Reaching Out to Rough Sleepers campaign
  • Healthcare Campaign – jamjar and Cwm Taf University Health Board, #JoinCwmTaf
  • Integrated Campaign – Working Word and Cymraeg, Dydd Miwsig Cymru 2018
  • Low Budget Campaign – jamjar, Barry Island Weekenders
  • Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign – S3 Advertising, Helping Pride Cymru Take The Rainbow To Wales
  • Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign – Working Word and Visit Wales, Taking Wales to the World
  • Education Campaign – Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Tackling Islamophobia
  • Best Use of Media Relations – Confused.com, The true depth of the UK’s pothole problem
  • Best Use of Digital – jamjar and Cwm Taf University Health Board, #JoinCwmTaf
  • Best Use of Social Media – Equinox and STAEDTLER, Join our Club
  • Best Event – Welsh Water, GDPR Escape Room
  • Best Publication – GWR, WesternLines, Our Greatest Journey Yet
  • Outstanding Young Communicator – Rebecca Goodhand MCIPR, Community Housing Cymru
  • Outstanding Independent Practitioner – Nicola Jenkins MCIPR, Create Communication
  • Public Sector Team of the Year – Denbighshire County Council
  • Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team – South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
  • Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy – BrandContent
  • Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy – Golley Slater


About CIPR Cymru Wales

CIPR Cymru Wales group is a national group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations housing professional communicators from across the business community. Its membership comprises PR practitioners employed by consultancies, as well as those working in-house within government, education and health bodies.

About the CIPR PRide Awards

The CIPR PRide Awards is the UK’s most prestigious nation-wide awards scheme, recognising excellence in public relations and communications across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and six English regions. Past winners continue to reap the benefits of their successes long after achieving them. Now in its 15th year, the PRide Awards attracted around 1,000 entries from public relations teams, consultancies and individuals across the UK.

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is by far the biggest member organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).


Koray Camgoz Chart.PR, MCIPR
CIPR Public Relations Manager
Tel: 020 7631 6966
Email: korayc@cipr.co.uk
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