Dec 4, 2017

Acceleris Reels In Record Result At Industry Awards

Acceleris Triumphs with Two Golds and Three Silvers at the CIPR PRide Awards 2017 

Harrogate and London-based Acceleris secured a record haul of five trophies at the leading awards programme for the PR and communications industry – the PRide Awards for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Spanning a diverse range of client sectors, the record result for the agency includes Golds for the agency’s specialist Maritime and Health & Wellness teams in the Best Event category for Kelsey Media and The Fishing News Awards, and for the launch of disability equality organisation Purple in the Not-For-Profit Campaign. The latter was heralded by judges as ‘innovative, integrated, and broader than just media’.

Alongside this, Acceleris also claimed three Silvers for Issues, Crisis and Reputational Management with Nautilus InternationalHealthcare Campaign with Experiaand Internal Communications Campaign for its work with Utilita Energy.

The result means Acceleris has now won close to 60 regional, national and international awards since it launched in 2006, including being the three times winner of the Issues & Reputation Management Campaign Award at the European PR Excellence Awards, successfully competing against global brands including Unilever, IBM, BASF and Lidl.

Louise Vaughan, Managing Director at Acceleris, said: “We’re familiar with success at the PRide Awards but 2017 has been a special year with the agency being credited in five categories for separate campaigns across diverse industries.

“With two Golds and three Silvers, we’ve further cemented our reputation for delivering integrated, commercial and highly creative campaigns which deliver real impact, recognition and commercial value for our clients.”

Acceleris’ won Gold for Best Event for its media and industry engagement campaign around the relaunched Fishing News Awards, dedicated to shining a spotlight on achievements, expertise and innovation within UK and Ireland’s commercial fishing industry. The judges said:

“The team did a stellar job of harnessing community pride; it is nice to see our fishermen and their industry being recognised and celebrated.” 

The agency also beat strong competition in the Not-For-Profit Campaign for launching a revolutionary new consultancy service, Purple, set on creating a more positive and mutually beneficial relationship between business and the disabled community. The campaign included all brand development, collateral, media and launch at the London Stock Exchange.

This year’s CIPR PRide Awards received almost 1,000 entries from teams around the UK with over 600 campaigns submitted.

Further information on the winning campaigns can be found on the Acceleris website at