Bromsgrove-based marketing communications agency, Gough Bailey Wright, has been shortlisted in five categories in the PR industry’s leading awards programme.
The CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) PRide Awards recognise outstanding public relations in the UK regions. Gough Bailey Wright has been recognised for its excellent community relations work for Sainsbury’s, public relations campaign for healthcare supplement Ateronon, event planning for Drayton Manor Theme Park, external publication production for bdht (Bromsgrove District Housing Trust) and, prestigiously, as one of six outstanding public relations consultancies in the Midlands.
Commenting on this year’s shortlist announcement, CIPR President, Sue Wolstenhome FCIPR, said: “This year’s entries were all of an incredibly high standard, highlighting the industry-leading work that is taking place right across the UK. I would like to congratulate all of those who have been shortlisted for an award; their success demonstrates their exemplary achievements in such a thriving profession, and recognises the impact they have made in their region and beyond.”
Sue Bailey, managing director at Gough Bailey Wright, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the high standard of work that our agency produces has been acknowledged by the CIPR in this way, and across so many of our disciplines.
“It’s interesting to see that only two of the six agencies that have been nominated in the outstanding PR consultancy category are city based, which goes to show that there is an extremely high calibre of PR and communications professionals working outside of the cities, offering the same levels of service and expertise.”
In 2012 Gough Bailey Wright scooped a gold CIPR award for public affairs and silver for community relations. This year’s ceremony takes place in November, when the agency is hoping to surpass last year’s gong count, as well as securing the main accolade of the night, the title of Midlands’ outstanding public relations consultancy.