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Best agency for corporate and/or financial comms

Blurred

Blurred is a strategic and creative advisory firm designed for a world in which the lines between industries, disciplines and audiences are less clear than ever before. We focus squarely on ESGP (ESG + Purpose). We, uniquely, blur the lines between management and communications consultancy.We are firmly committed to work that is purpos...

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Corporate Agency of the Year

Cirkle

The corporate team at Cirkle continues to go from strength-to-strength. In the last year, it has more than doubled in size, welcomed eight new clients, and driven a 167% uplift in forecasted fee income compared with last year. We have celebrated this phenomenal growth without losing focus on what matters most to us – our people. We hav...

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Corporate and City: Best Agency

Headland Consultancy

The past year has seen Headland continue to scale and diversify. Despite the current global backdrop, we’ve continued to win exciting mandates with some of the world’s leading businesses, deepen relationships with existing clients; broaden our expertise with new hires; promote and reward colleagues; and further our commitment to be a t...

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Grayling Communications

Grayling UK continues to grow, despite tough market conditions, and our Corporate team is key driver of that success. We work with some leading household names in financial services, including MORE THAN and Lloyds Banking Group, along with several new players in digital finance. Grayling creates ground-breaking campaigns that take fina...

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Investing in advisory and IP informed by behavioural science.

MHP Group

Best agency for public affairs

BECG Group

BECG Group has been ranked by PRWeek as No.1 in Public Affairs since 2021. The Group's purpose is being a trusted advisor to their clients helping them to protect their reputation through communications which create understanding, acceptance and support.

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Dentons Global Advisers - Best agency for public affairs

Dentons Global Advisers

Dentons Global Advisers has had an exceptional year. After a strong 2020/21, in 2021/22 we defied the challenging economic headwinds seeing the business go from strength to strength. Our partnership with DGA and law firm Dentons enables us to offer services well beyond public affairs including strategic communications, digital, crisis ...

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PLMR Award Entry: Best agency for public affairs

PLMR

PLMR's purpose is to make a positive and sustainable impact for our clients, our people and society. We have donated 5% of net profits to charitable causes since we were founded, an initiative which epitomises our culture, is unique in our industry, and has resulted in over £300,000 donated to charities.PLMR’s Public Affairs practice h...

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Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year

Cicero/amo

The past year has represented one of the strongest years in Cicero/amo’s history, reaching record revenue figures delivering successful client campaigns and winning a number of notable client mandates.

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Public Affairs: Best Agency

Headland Consultancy

2021/22 saw Headland continue to scale, grow and diversify. We have helped our clients navigate an ever changing political and economic landscape, from the impact of the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis, to the death of The Queen and a new government. We’ve continued to win new work, grow the remit for our clients; hire in new expe...

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Unlocking growth through a focus on our people, our values and our culture

WA Communications

We set an audacious goal in 2020 - for WA to become one of the UK’s top public affairs-led consultancies by 2023. Last year was a pivotal point on this journey. We evolved from being a well-regarded independent lobbying agency, to becoming a fully integrated communications agency recognised as a market leader. We had a record year of g...

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Best crisis comms

Crisis Communications for a land contamination zone

Cavendish Advocacy

In 2019 and 2020, a top-five national housebuilder, found high levels of cancer-causing chemicals in the soil of one of their undeveloped sites and beyond the land’s boundary into a neighbouring village, which wasn’t built, nor the land the homes were on owned, by our client but the residents were part of the identified contamination z...

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Helping Amigo Loans Survive

Lansons

Lansons is helping to secure a new future for Amigo Loans, after it lost 98% of its value and was technically bankrupt. Working with the Board and other advisers on a new strategy and approach, Lansons’ managed stakeholders across the media, political and regulatory spectrum to deliver on Amigo’s ‘this or nothing’ survival plan. Turnin...

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Household Financial Confidence Tracker

Edelman

As Covid 19 hit the UK, Comparethemarket, the nation’s leading price comparison website, launched a proprietary index, the Household Financial Confidence Tracker, analysing how UK households were coping with the rising cost of living and drawing on the brand’s purpose to help people save money and manage their finances.

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Protecting corporate reputation and building confidence in a perma-crisis

easyJet

Over the last 12 months the whole airline industry has been facing a crisis of confidence:- Confidence in travel eroded by travel restrictions, war and political volatility- Confidence in working in aviation following the disproportionate impact on the sector- Confidence in airline and airport operations following industry-wide disrupt...

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Best handling of a merger or acquisition deal

Against the clock: communicating Bank of Cyprus’ investment case

Aurrera Communications

Aurrera Communications worked against the clock to communicate Bank of Cyprus’ investment case when its share price was depressed and US private equity firm Lone Star’s three rejected takeover proposals became public. Through re-establishing relationships with influential international media, demonstrating transparency and establishing...

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TOG & Fora Merger

Powerscourt

TOG (The Office Group) and Fora, two well-known design-led flexible working companies, announced they had agreed to merge, subject to regulatory approval. While the flexible workspace sector has experienced a strong rebound since the beginning of the pandemic, questions about the future of work and the future of the office were still i...

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ULTRA ELECTRONICS ACQUISITION BY COBHAM

MHP Group

Securing a strong independent future for a strategically critical business.

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Best handling of an IPO

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Best in-house comms team for corporate comms

Brand & Communications Team for Best in-house Comms Team

Sodexo

Sodexo’s Brand & Communications team runs lean but delivers big. With a UK&I remit, the team supports a business model that delivers a whole host of services from catering to facilities management across 1,700+ sites, spanning seven industries as varied as Corporate Services, Sports & Leisure and Justice (five prisons), truly, no two d...

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Diageo Global Brand and Comms Team

Diageo

Deliver best in class Global Brand and Communications strategy, positioning Diageo as a best-run business, who know our consumers, is the most responsible for people and planet, is investing for the future, and that premium drinks is the best consumer category to be in.

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Symphony

Symphony’s communications and corporate affairs global team is lean by design. They work in close partnership with leaders across the organization (Human Resources, Legal, Commercial, Marketing, Product, Engineering, Operations, Corporate Development and Finance) to deliver on Symphony’s internal and external communication needs, as we...

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Best integrated agency for corporate and public affairs

A UNIQUE APPROACH AND A NEW OFFER

MHP Group

MHP Mischief is an integrated communications agency built for the Networked Age. We combine specialist reputation advisory, stakeholder advocacy, policy engagement, consumer activation and leadership consultancy teams to serve a connected and complex world, in which:• Attention is precious and trust is fragile• Audiences are polarised ...

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Best Integrated Agency for Corporate and Public Affairs

SEC Newgate UK

SEC Newgate UK delivers on integrated corporate/public affairs projects worth almost £1 million in 2022 as clients benefit from a one stop shop that combines on the ground community engagement with tailored corporate positioning, both informed by detailed market and social research. Staff turnover at the company is low as colleagues re...

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Best integrated agency for corporate and public affairs

Fourtold

Fourtold is an owner-managed consultancy based in Oxford, London and Brussels. We specialise in integrated corporate communications, corporate affairs and public affairs – all underlined by a creative and strategic approach to campaigning. Though a small agency, we are trusted by the world’s biggest brands to change perceptions, engage...

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Creating an Integrated Corporate & Public Affairs Team

BCW

Just over a year ago, we made the bold decision to combine BCW’s already successful public affairs and corporate offer to create one integrated Corporate & Public Affairs (CPA) team under Group MD Nick Williams and Deputy MD Leila Ager. Informed by growing client demands for integrated communications, leadership recognised that traditi...

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OFFERING CLIENTS A BEST-IN-CLASS CORPORATE & PUBLIC AFFAIRS EXPERIENCE

Hanover Communications

Since Hanover’s founding in 1998, our mission is to provide the best strategic reputational counsel for our clients. We work with the world’s biggest businesses on today’s most complex communications challenges – tackling issues from climate change to food security.To enhance recognition, reputation and resilience, our integrated corpo...

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Best pro-active lobbying campaign on an issue or cause

Calling time on cyber-flashing crime – creating a new offence in England and Wales

Grayling

Grayling worked with the dating app and social network Bumble to provide women in England and Wales with a much-needed change in law. We built an influential cross-party coalition for change, with an irrefutable evidence base and a powerful message that the government and media couldn’t ignore. We undertook an extensive contact program...

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Protect & Connect

Woburn Partners

Woburn Partners devised and executed a national campaign to highlight plans by the government to change the law that governs the mobile phone mast market. We told the stories of farmers, community groups, churches, and small business owners who will be adversely affected by the legislation. We generated over 130 pieces of coverage, inc...

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Protecting access to cash through legislation

Cicero/amo

Cicero/amo was tasked with elevating the ‘access to cash’ conversation across national media outlets and with key political stakeholders to encourage the Government to protect access to cash and LINK’s vital role running the cash machine infrastructure. Between November 2021 and September 2022, Cicero/amo has ensured LINK’s role in pro...

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Saving the UK’s cash infrastructure

WA Communications

We supported NoteMachine, a leading ATM operator, to establish itself as a leading voice in the debate on protecting consumers’ rights on access to cash. Through a highly integrated creative campaign, we held dozens of meetings with Government ministers and officials, engaged MPs and Peers across all parties, and secured hundreds of me...

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Service with Respect - Protecting customer service workers during and beyond COVID-19

Cavendish Advocacy

The Institute of Customer Service (ICS) has a clear vision that the UK as a “Service Nation” depends upon effective customer service as critical to a successful economy, business growth and governance. As organisations dealt with the initial impacts of the pandemic in 2020, ICS heard worrying reports from members of abuse being faced b...

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The Bourbon Alliance - #FreeTheSpirit Campaign

Lodestone Communications

The UK and US have traded their whiskies tariff-free across the Atlantic for over a quarter of a century. However, in 2018, a 25% ‘rebalancing tariff’ was imposed on all imported Bourbon and other Whiskey from the US. The tariff led to a 42% drop in UK imports of Bourbon and cost UK consumers an additional £68m. Lodestone formed the Bo...

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

Pay Your Pension Some Attention Campaign

The Association of British Insurers, Pension and Lifetime Savings Association with Teamspirit

Eight in ten UK employees have a workplace pension – but most don’t know how to find information about these savings. The ABI and PLSA’s UK industry-wide Pension Attention campaign comes at a critical time for the public to understand what they are putting aside for retirement and how they can keep track of it. With campaign ambassador...

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PR and Influencing Campaign

Novus

Through its integrated PR and influencing campaign, Novus has been able to shape discourse around prison education and affect policy changes at a national level, while raising its profile and creating a more positive perception of offender learning.

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Securing the Right to Rent with Pets: Making One Health Housing a Reality

PLMR

PLMR was engaged by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) to work alongside its in-house team to launch and execute the campaign, ‘Securing the Right to Rent with Pets: Making One Health Housing a Reality’.The aim of the campaign was to seek legislative or regulatory changes to enable responsible pet owners to rent with pets.The ...

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Victor Pinchuk Foundation presents “Russian War Crimes House”

FINN Partners

As of the 24th of February 2022, Russia declared war against Ukraine, and the human rights atrocities it has created have reverberated around the world. With Public Relations support from FINN Partners, The Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the PinchukArtCentre, in partnership with the Office of the President of Ukraine, The Ministry of Fo...

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

Did you know there’s plastic in chewing gum?

Headland Consultancy

Did you know that traditional chewing gum is made from single-use, chewy plastic? Neither does 85% of the general population in the UK, but Milliways is on a mission to change that. Launched in 2021, Milliways manufactures an all-natural and plastic-free alternative to conventional chewing gum.Headland started working with Milliways in...

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Only Nans

3 Monkeys Zeno

As the regulator for UK-based video-sharing platforms, Ofcom has a mandate to police the platforms, but regulation in isolation is not enough, so we launched a social-first campaign with TikTok sensation Lewis Leigh – Only Nans – to encourage young people to report harmful content when they see it online.

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What if...

Built Environment Communications Group (BECG)

National Grid Electricity Transmission owns and maintains the high-voltage electricity network in England and Wales. We transport electricity around the country from where it is generated to where it is needed. We don’t generate power, but we have an important role to play in helping the UK meet its green energy targets.

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Best use of media relations in a campaign

GREEN MEANS GO

MHP Group

We used polling, poetry and people power to ensure that government and businesses stayed focused on green investment during the energy crisis.

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Hidden Talent

3 Monkeys Zeno

In 2019, PageGroup CEO Steve Ingham was in an accident which paralysed him from the waist down. Using his platform as a FTSE 250 business leader, PageGroup asked 3 Monkeys Zeno to raise awareness of Steve’s changed circumstance and the issues facing the disabled community at work. Through a powerful, thoughtful and deeply personal comm...

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HYBRID IS HERE

MHP Group

We helped IWG own the narrative about hybrid working, showing in real time how business life is changing, and the impact it is having on People, Planet and Profit.

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The centrepiece of the world stage “Russian War Crimes House”

FINN Partners

As of the 24th of February 2022, Russia declared war against Ukraine, and the human rights atrocities it has created have reverberated around the world. With Public Relations support from FINN Partners, The Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the PinchukArtCentre, in partnership with the Office of the President of Ukraine, The Ministry of Fo...

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Wagatha Christie: Winning the wag war

Citypress

Dubbed the UK’s ‘libel trial of the century’, law firm Brabners and its comms agency Citypress played an influential role in the #WagathaChristie case after being appointed to lead Coleen Rooney’s defence.In a case delivered against a backdrop of intense media scrutiny, and starting eight months behind Team Vardy, Citypress and Brabner...

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

Oliver Hughes

MHP Group

Oliver was lead adviser on some of the biggest business stories of the year, built a new ESG capability and rose up the adviser rankings.

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Rachel Bower

MHP Group

Rachel joined in 2019 to integrate two very different teams – corporate and consumer – and build a new offer that would respond to changing client needs. This year, the practice grew organic revenues by 20% to become the agency’s biggest team, attracting new clients including McKinsey, Spotify and autonomous tech company Wayve.

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Public affairs newcomer of the year

Ben Bloom - Public Affairs Newcomer

Transport for London

We are putting forward Ben Bloom for Public Affairs Newcomer of the Year award. Since joining the Stakeholder, Advocacy & Engagement team at Transport for London (TfL) permanently in January 2022 Ben has brought innovate ideas coupled with energy, passion and natural talent to have a real impact on the organisation.

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Claudia Mulholland - Public Affairs Newcomer of the Year

H/Advisors Cicero

Claudia joined H/Advisors Cicero as an Account Executive in July 2021 and was promoted to Senior Account Executive in July 2022. During her time at the agency, Claudia has worked with a number of blue-chip clients in the financial services sector, supporting them to navigate and engage with the political, legislative and regulatory lan...

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Public affairs professional of the year (agency)

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