DIARY: Watch out for Brighton & Hove at awards night

Whether Brighton & Hove Council's PR team win or lose at the Local

Government Chronicle awards in March, they are almost guaranteed to be


The south-coast PROs, up for the communications team of the year award,

also won the PRWeek-sponsored communicators of the year award at last

September's IPR local government group awards.

But when a journalist approached them at the event to offer

congratulations, the Council's PRO Alan Stone told him, in unprintable

language, to naff off. 'We don't talk to journalists,' said Stone.

A senior PRO from another council at the event added, cautiously: 'I

thought the behaviour of some of their (Brighton & Hove's) team was not

what one might expect.'

If that's what they're like when they win, it might be worth steering

clear all together if they lose in March.

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