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Heathfield PR company named as Outstanding Small Consultancy
A Heathfield-based PR agency is celebrating after taking home a gold award in this year’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide awards.
Blueberry Public Relations Managing Director Suzi Christie said: “We were really thrilled to win the award for Outstanding Small Consultancy. It’s great to reaffirm to our clients that we are great at what we do. We work with some wonderful companies, some of who have been with us since we started more than four years ago, and our agency is going from strength to strength.”
The CIPR PRide Awards, sponsored nationally by Precise, PRWeek and RedBrand, receive over 1,000 entries from freelancers, consultancies and in-house teams across twelve UK regions and nations. The judging process for the PRide Awards is rigorous with a national panel of industry experts assessing the shortlisted entries and choosing the winners. The 2012 Chairs of Judges, Gill Dandy FCIPR, Senior Consultant at The Centre for Strategy and Communication, and Chris Genasi FCIPR, Senior Consultant at APCO Worldwide, assisted in ensuring a fair and consistent judging process.
CIPR CEO, Jane Wilson MCIPR, commented: “The Home Counties CIPR PRide Awards celebrate the best PR and communications campaigns and teams from across the region. The sheer number of high quality entries received this year, especially when things are still pretty tough out there economically, is testament to a thriving regional industry. The CIPR PRide Awards represent the best, most creative and most effective public relations work across the UK and to win an award is a great achievement.”
Blueberry PR is a small communications agency based in Rushlake Green, Heathfield, East Sussex, offering public relations and marketing services that blend traditional and online PR techniques. Managing Director Suzi Christie has more than 20 years’ experience in journalism and PR working for high-profile organisations. PR Assistant Jenny Prus joined Blueberry in 2010 and has experience in a number of sectors, including animal welfare and social care. Before starting her career in PR, Jenny gained a National Diploma in Animal Management and also holds a BHS Stage 3 certificate.
Blueberry Public Relations can be contacted on 01435 830031 or via www.blueberry-
About the CIPR PRide Awards
The CIPR PRide Awards is the only UK wide awards scheme that recognises excellence in public relations and communications work across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions. Now in its 9th year the CIPR PRide Awards grow year-on-year as consultancies and organisations increasingly recognise the benefits of industry awards, and past winners continue to reap the benefits of receiving one.
About the CIPR
The CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With 9,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.