The awards, held at The Palace Hotel in Manchester on Thursday night, recognised PR and comms excellence in nine categories.
Citypress was crowned Consultancy of the Year, with the judges noting that the team has "outstanding performance, growth, innovation and both client and staff retention showcasing clear leaderships".
Weber Shandwick picked up three gongs over the course of the night. The agency’s work on the ‘Aldi wins #BlackFriday’ campaign won the Campaign Challenges award, and the Corporate, Financial, and Stakeholder Relations award was won for its work on ‘IFA Shops – A one-stop-shop for financial advisers’.
The agency also took home the Public Sector and Third Sector award for its ‘Shining a Light on Llyn’ campaign for the National Trust Wales.
Meanwhile the Consumer Relations award went to Shackleton PR for its work on ‘Diamond in the Sky’.
The Digital and Social Strategy award was presented to Pelican Communications for its work on the ‘Drop into a New Sport with Decathlon’ campaign. Pelican also won the Technology Trade and B2B award for its ‘Profit from our Expertise’ work.
Manc Frank won the Live, Launched, and Loud award for its ‘Powering up Weetabix on the Go Breakfast Drinks’ campaign.
The Media, Marketing, and Measurement award was handed to Influential, NHS Greater Manchester Service Transformation Service and Association of Greater Manchester CCGs for the ‘Healthier Together’ campaign.
Francis Ingham, PRCA director-general, said: "I would like to extend my personal congratulations to all those who won at the DARE Awards North last night. This year’s standard of entries was extremely high and the judges had some very tough decisions on their hands. All those who won should be extremely proud of their work and we sincerely look forward to seeing such high quality campaigns again next year."
The final DARE Awards ceremony will take place on 2 July in Brighton, celebrating PR and communications achievements in the South East and East Anglia.
Full list of winners
CAMPAIGN CHALLENGES AWARD
Aldi wins #BlackFriday
CONSUMER RELATIONS AWARD
Diamond in the Sky
CORPORATE, FINANCIAL AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS AWARD
IFA Shops - A one-stop-shop for financial advisers
DIGITAL AND SOCIAL STRATEGY AWARD
Drop into a New Sport with Decathlon
LIVE, LAUNCHED AND LOUD AWARD
Powering Up Weetabix On The Go Breakfast Drinks
MEDIA, MARKETING AND MEASUREMENT AWARD
Influential, NHS Greater Manchester Service Transformation Service and Association of Greater Manchester CCGs
PUBLIC SECTOR AND THIRD SECTOR AWARD
Shining a Light on Llyn for the National Trust Wales
TECHNOLOGY TRADE AND B2B AWARD
Profit from our Expertise
CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR