Eastleigh Borough Council scooped a ‘Gold Winner award’ for the ‘Best External Publication’ at the glittering Wessex & Channel Islands Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Pride awards evening held at St Mary’s Stadium.
The Council won its award for ‘Borough News,’ its flagship publication designed to keep residents informed about a wide range of Council activities, services, events and projects happening across the borough. Recognised by the judges for its eye catching and engaging design, informative content as well as providing great value for money; Borough News is distributed to nearly 53,000 homes across the Borough four times a year.
Corporate Communications Manager, Gaetana Wiseman, said
“It’s fantastic for the Borough News to be recognised as an award winning publication and for all our hard work. We know our residents really enjoy reading the Borough News and we are always looking at ways to improve it and make it an interesting and eye-catching read!”
CIPR President Sue Wolstenholme FCIPR, commented:
“The Wessex & Channel Islands CIPR PRide Awards celebrate the very best public relations campaigns, teams and individuals from across the region. The exceptional quality of entries received this year is a real testament to the thriving industry which exists here in the Wessex & Channel Islands region. The CIPR PRide Awards represent the best, most creative and most effective public relations work across the UK regions and nations and to win an award is a great achievement.”
This year saw a large number of the region’s leading public relations practitioners attend the annual awards ceremony, hosted by Steve Power from Wave 105FM. The full list of the regions PRide Awards winners can be accessed via the CIPR website.
The CIPR PRide Awards, sponsored nationally by Precise, PRWeek and RedBrand/Specialist Speakers, receive entries from freelancers, consultancies and in-house teams across 12 UK regions and nations. The judging process for the PRide Awards is rigorous with a national panel of industry experts assessing the shortlisted entries and choosing the winners. The 2013 Chairs of Judges, Gill Dandy FCIPR, Senior Consultant at The Centre for Strategy and Communication, and Chris Genasi FCIPR, Senior Consultant at APCO Worldwide, assisted in ensuring a fair and consistent judging process.