JBP PR’s Lisa Hale named South West’s Outstanding Young Communicator at CIPR Pride Awards

26 November 2013, News

Senior Account Manager at JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs, Lisa Hale, has been named a gold winner at the 2013 South West Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards.

Lisa was one of nine PR professionals from across the South West in the running for the coveted CIPR Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year Award, which was announced at a black-tie dinner at The Bristol Hotel on Friday night.

Commenting on her award, Lisa said: “I am over the moon to be named this year’s Outstanding Young Communicator. It was an extremely tough category to be part of, with some very talented professionals on the short-list, so I am shocked and extremely honoured to have won! I am now looking forward to an extremely successful 2014.”

Chris Lawrance, managing director at JBP PR’s Bristol office, commented: “I decided to enter Lisa based on the fact that she truly represents the broad role that a PR practitioner has to play in today’s consultancy environment. Not only does she possess excellent technical skills across the communications mix, she is also extremely creative, has excellent media contacts, manages her own portfolio of clients and is a great networker and business go getter. She has a gritty determination and never gives up, which means she will always get results and consistently exceeds client expectations.”

JBP PR also scooped the Silver Award for Best Public Sector Campaign, with its Empower: Access to Medicine entry and was short-listed for Best Use of Social Media and Best Community Relations Campaign. Amy Thompson, a consultant at JBP PR was also short-listed for the Outstanding Young Communicator Award.

Sarah Pinch chair of the CIPR South West: “On behalf of the CIPR and the whole South West region I would like extend a huge congratulations to Lisa Hale of JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs for winning Outstanding Young Communicator award. This was one of the most difficult categories to judge, with a face-to-face interview, as well as a written submission. We hope Lisa will go on to develop as a highly professional communicator and inspiration to young PROs across the region and the UK. We have high hopes for her. We had a large number of entrants from some very talented people, and Lisa should be extremely proud to have taken the top spot. The PRide awards enable us to celebrate the wealth of talent in the region. Judged by leading industry professionals from across the UK, they are an important benchmark for professionals across the South West, and allow us to formally recognise outstanding contributions to Public Relations.”

This year saw a large number of the region’s leading public relations practitioners attend the annual awards ceremony, hosted by Sarah Pinch. The full list of the 2013 South West PRide Awards winners can be viewed here.

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, Senior Consultant at The Centre for Strategy and Communication, and Chris Genasi, Senior Consultant at APCO Worldwide, assisted in ensuring a fair and consistent judging process.

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