These new Awards spotlight the best campaigns, agencies, in-house teams and individuals across corporate and financial comms, and in public affairs, in the UK.
The shortlist was put together following a series of panel judging sessions by teams of industry experts, headed by chair of the judges Yasmin Diamond, who is executive vice-president, global corporate affairs, at IHG.
Winners were announced online this afternoon (21 January).
Thanks to all the judges and to everyone who entered - and congratulations to the winners.
Below is the full list of categories – click on the links to find out details of the winners, highly commended and finalists in each category:
The winner in the category Best Crisis Comms (Excluding the Coronavirus) was 'Fire, safety and rebuilding trust' by BECG. Due to the sensitive nature of the entry, the agency has asked that details of the campaign not be disclosed. The judges said the project "displayed a solid approach to a difficult and emotive event", adding: "They understood their objectives well and managed to swiftly and successfully switch from reactive to proactive in an efficient yet empathetic way that impressed the entire panel."