Apr 19, 2018

Acceleris and Limelight Shine with Award Nominations

Harrogate, London and Dubai-based agency Acceleris has been shortlisted for a Prolific North Award in the PR Agency of the Year category following a year of growth which culminated in its acquisition of leading London B2B specialist PR agency, Limelight.

The awards shortlisting is the second Agency of the Year nomination since the acquisition, with the agency also up for Boutique Agency of the Year at the PRmoment Awards. In addition to this, Acceleris was recently announced as a finalist at the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA) Dare Awards in the Not for Profit category for its ongoing campaign work with the maritime trade union Nautilus International.  

Following the acquisition the agency boasts a 30-strong team of corporate communication professionals and former broadcast and print journalists specialising in reputation management and ranks as a Top-20 UK agency with a head office outside London. The new enlarged business is focussed on growth by strategically targeting prospects both in the UK and overseas across its four core sector specialisms of Transport and Logistics, Business Services, Travel and Health and Wellness.  

Acceleris has been recognised by judges across the three awards programmes for its achievements last year, which include adding 13 new clients to its national and international portfolio and delivering high impact, issues-based awareness campaigns for both private and public sector bodies.

For its maritime trade union client, Nautilus International, the agency generated almost 350 pieces of trade, regional and national coverage around the sustainability of jobs in the maritime industry, engaging key political stakeholders and helping secure additional Government funding for training as part of the ‘SMart Funding’ programme.

Acceleris’ flagship training and development programme, the Acceleris Academy, was also credited for providing 12 paid internships and work experience placements to students and graduates last year. Currently 100% of the agency’s Account Executives have come through the Academy, which forms the hub of all internal training and staff development.         

Louise Vaughan, Group Managing Director at Acceleris and Limelight, said: “It’s always an honour to be recognised by your industry peers for the quality of the work produced, especially in any ‘Agency of the Year’ category. There’s some incredibly strong competition across the Prolific North PRmoment and PRCA Dare Awards shortlists. To be recognised during such a pivotal year of growth for the business is testament to the outstanding commitment from our team and the commercially driven results we deliver for our clients.”

Both the Prolific North, PRmoment and PRCA Dare Awards celebrate excellence and recognise and reward outstanding campaigns and exceptional talent in the PR, creative and media industries across the North and the UK.

The PRmoment Awards ceremony takes place in Manchester on 26 April while the Prolific North Awards are on 24 May and the PRCA Dare Awards on 12 July. To see why Acceleris has been shortlisted, head to its client case studies page.