PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards: winners revealed

The winners at the inaugural PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards have been announced.

PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards: winners revealed

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:

Best Proactive Lobbying Campaign on an Issue or Cause

Best Use of Media Relations in a Campaign

Best Handling of an IPO

Best Handling of a De/merger or Acquisition Deal

Best Crisis Comms Around the Coronavirus

Best Campaign to Actively Form or Shift Government Policy

Best Use of Social Media and/or Influencers in a Campaign

Best Corporate Internal Comms or Employee Engagement Campaign

Public Affairs Newcomer of the Year

Corporate and/or Financial Comms Newcomer of the Year

Public Affairs Professional of the Year (Agency)

Corporate and/or Financial Comms Professional of the Year (in-house)

Best Corporate In-house Comms Team

Best Agency for Corporate and/or Financial Comms

Best Agency for Public Affairs

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."

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