Acceleris wins Large Agency Of The Year title at UK Public Sector Communication Awards
Acceleris, the integrated PR and Communications agency, has been named ‘Large Agency of the Year’at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards in London. The award reflects the agency’s work across social housing, the NHS and in the charity and not-for-profit sectors.
The award win comes after a very successful 2014 which saw Acceleris grow revenues by 12% to £1.045million and public and third sector fee income rise to 30% (up from 23% in 2013) of total agency revenues, despite general budget cutbacks across the sectors. At its financial half year, the agency is on track to deliver increased revenues in 2015.
The last twelve months have seen the agency, which has offices in Harrogate and central London, win a string of new clients across all its specialist areas – social housing, maritime, automotive and charity – and secure its first projects for the NHS. It also won its first pan-European project, delivering an integrated communications campaign across nine countries for a Brussels-based EU trade organisation. Staff numbers in both offices have also grown.
At the same time as the agency collected the ‘Large Agency of the Year’ trophy at a ceremony held at The Emirates Stadium in London, at another event elsewhere in the capital, it was a finalist in the International Building Press awards for its work on a re-brand and communications project for the UK’s premier structural steel company, Severfield plc, responsible for such landmark buildings as the Olympic Stadium, and The Shard.
Chief Executive, Peter Davenport said: “It is always rewarding to have our work recognised by our industry peers and we were certainly competing with some very talented agencies in London, Manchester and Liverpool in our category. What is particularly satisfying is that many of the projects featured in our submission were delivered by combined London and Harrogate teams which reinforced the wisdom of our decision to open in the capital just over a year ago.”