Rewarding Talent and Recognising Excellence

The PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards are an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the best campaigns, projects, agencies, in-house teams and individuals across corporate communications, financial PR and public affairs.

As we are coming out of the pandemic, it is now more important than ever to highlight the incredible and innovative work by people in these sectors.

These are the only Awards focused entirely on these three disciplines - recognising their increased prominence and collaboration in the modern communications landscape.


Chair of Judges

Sophie Timms

Corporate Affairs Director, Kier Group

Sophie was appointed as Kier's Corporate Affairs Director in May 2021 with responsibility for the Group's government relations, communications and marketing.   Sophie has over 20 years' public and corporate affairs and communications experience and, prior to joining Kier, was Head of UK Corporate Affairs for Zurich Insurance where she led multi-disciplinary teams to deliver strategic and tactical communications, public affairs campaigns, media and stakeholder engagement and diversity and inclusion step-change.   In 2019, Sophie was awarded Freedom of the City of London for services to Diversity, was named in 2022's PR Week UK Power Book and is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).   Sophie is a member of construction and property industry's Mentoring Circle and Executive Sponsor of the Kier Ability Network, the Kier Building for Tomorrow Sustainability Pillar and the Kier Menopause Action Group.   

“I am delighted and honoured to be chairing this year’s PRWeek Corporate, City & Public Affairs 2022 Awards. Often at the heart of an organisation and with so many crossovers between the three disciplines, it’s important to recognise the very best of the profession that deliver to an exceptional standard throughout the year. I am looking forward to working with the my fellow judges and seeing the entries across the categories which, I am sure, will be incredibly inspirational”.

Sophie Timms

Corporate Affairs Director, Kier Group

Meet The 2023 Judges

Judging the PRWeek CCPA Awards

Our expert judging panels are made up of trailblazers and leaders representing the full breadth of the UK industry. The judges are selected based on their expertise, experience and integrity and we pride ourselves on our rigorous and objective judging process.

Nominations to get involved are welcome from across the industry, either for yourself or a colleague using the link below. The final judging panel will be comprised of an inclusive range of individuals to fully represent the industry. Our aim is to give as many diverse voices (women, BAME, LGBTQ+, different ages / seniority, people with disabilities) a chance to determine the results of this industry-leading event.

Key Information

Winners Announced Thursday 9 March (Editorial Release)


Campaign or Project Categories

Best corporate internal comms or employee engagement campaign

Best crisis comms

Best handling of a merger or acquisition deal

Best handling of an IPO

Best pro-active lobbying campaign on an issue or cause

Best public affairs campaign for an NGO, Charity or Campaigning Organisation

Best use of media relations in a campaign (Agency)

Best use of media relations in a campaign (In-House)

Best use of social media and/or influencers in a campaign

Individual Categories

Corporate and/or financial comms professional of the year (agency)

Public affairs newcomer of the year

Team or Agency Categories

Best agency for corporate and/or financial comms

Best agency for public affairs

Best in-house comms team for corporate comms

Best integrated agency for corporate and public affairs

New consultancy of the year

Industry Initiative Award

What can the PRWeek CCPA Awards offer your business?

  • Impress your specialist clients. With the ever increasing need for collaboration across these areas, prove to your clients that you are at the forefront of innovation and forward thinking in this challenging climate.
  • Attract new prospects. Being able to classify yourselves as an award winning company is invaluable. Everyone wants to work with a winner!
  • Showcase your work in front of our judges. Impress industry experts with job titles such as Corporate Affairs Director, Director of Public Affairs and MD of Corporate and Business from world leading companies.
  • Give credibility to your promotion campaigns. Being crowned a winner by PRWeek, the world's leading PR and Communications publication, will allow you to associate your campaigns with a brand that is a universally recognisable symbol of excellence and quality.
  • Benchmark yourself against the best. Being a specialist awards, you know that you’ll be going up against those who share the same industry space as you. Prove that you’re the best at what you do in your chosen discipline.
  • Motivate your team. It is now more important than ever to focus on the achievements of your teams in combatting an unprecedented challenge. Showcase and champion the astounding efforts and raise morale!
  • Share your work with the world. Benefit from global exposure for your projects on PRWeek and on the Awards website.
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