Red triumphs at this year’s PRWeek Awards

The Red Consultancy has won a record third Consultancy of the Year title at this year’s PRWeek Awards.

Red, founded by Lesley Brend and David Fuller, has scooped the award twice before, and the judges praised the agency for its ability to boost annual fee income during a difficult year, while retaining strong commitment to its staff.

Red also won awards in the healthcare: OTC/consumer and technology categories, in addition to being commended for healthcare: ethical and for two further campaigns in the technology categories.

Colonel Tim Collins was honoured with the Communicator of the Year award, for his stirring speech to British troops on the eve of the invasion of Iraq earlier this year.

Woolworths head of PR Nicole Lander was crowned PR Professional of the Year, for ensuring that between the City pages and the glossy magazines, Woolworths is rarely out of the national media.

This year, PRWeek announced the creation of a special award in memory of James Maxwell, following his untimely death in June at the age of 46.

The James Maxwell Award, which is sponsored by James’s former company Ketchum, is open to PR students across the UK. The winner of the award will be able to take up a year’s work placement at Ketchum.

A full list of winners and more information about the James Maxwell Award is available here:

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