A South Yorkshire public relations and communications agency has been nominated for a hat-trick of prestigious industry awards.
Capital B Media has been shortlisted in all three categories it entered for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards, for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
The annual PRide awards, judged by a team of leading industry experts, recognise the outstanding work of PR agencies and in-house teams across the UK.
Capital B Media is up for the Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy award for the fourth time having been shortlisted on every occasion it has entered.
The agency has also been nominated for Low Budget Campaign award for its work on the first ever Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK (PHA UK) national awareness week.
PHA UK is a national charity which supports people affected by pulmonary hypertension, a life-limiting condition that affects the heart and lungs. To raise awareness of the condition, Capital B Media set up a campaign titled ‘Let’s talk about PH’, with the aim of encouraging conversation about the disease.
The firm has also been shortlisted in the Best Publication category for its work on PHA’s member magazine, ‘Emphasis’. Capital B Media produce the a4 52-page publication, which is published four times a year and distributed to a 3,000-strong membership base.
Kate Betts, director of Capital B Media, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and is down to the hard work of our talented team who should all feel incredibly proud.
“Last year we were lucky enough to be shortlisted for two CIPR awards, so to go one better this year is a great feeling.”
Capital B Media, based near Barnsley, is made up of former journalists and communication specialists. The agency also has a base at the Media Centre in Huddersfield. Capital B Media’s PR clients include local businesses, local authorities and national charities.
The agency, which was set up in 2006, also provides UK-wide media training and crisis communications services, with national media training clients including the Care Quality Commision and The Pensions Regulator.
The winners of the CIPR PRide awards for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will be announced at a ceremony at Leeds Town Hall on 30 November.
- Picture shows the Capital B Media team