Woking-based Padua Communications has been named silver winner of Outstanding Small Consultancy in the 2013 Home Counties Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards, announced last week at a black-tie dinner at the Hilton Metropole Brighton.PRide-2013-silver-button

Nicky Rudd, managing director at Padua Communications, says: “We are thrilled to bits to win the silver award for our work. The award that we entered specifically looked at our work for clients over the past three years. To receive this accolade so early in our business life is just brilliant, especially as the award was judged by our peers.”

The CIPR PRide Awards, sponsored nationally by Precise, PRWeek and RedBrand/Specialist Speakers, receive entries from freelancers, consultancies and in-house teams across 12 UK regions and nations. The judging process for the PRide Awards is rigorous with a national panel of industry experts assessing the shortlisted entries and choosing the winners. The 2013 Chairs of Judges, Gill Dandy FCIPR, Senior Consultant at The Centre for Strategy and Communication, and Chris Genasi FCIPR, Senior Consultant at APCO Worldwide, assisted in ensuring a fair and consistent judging process. This year saw a large number of the region’s leading public relations practitioners attend the annual awards ceremony. The full list of the 2013 Home Counties PRide Awards winners can be accessed via the CIPR website.

CIPR President Sue Wolstenholme FCIPR, commented: “The Home Counties CIPR PRide Awards celebrate the very best public relations campaigns, teams and individuals from across the region. The CIPR PRide Awards represent the best, most creative and most effective public relations work across the UK regions and nations and to win a silver award is a great achievement which means your work has been judged as amongst the best in the area by leading public relations experts.”


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About Padua Communications
Based in Surrey and founded in 2009, Padua Communications is a business communications agency that helps organisations create a conversation with the media, stakeholders and customers. The company offers a range of services including content, marketing, PR, copywriting, social media, branding and events management. It also offers training on all of these topics. It was a Toast of Surrey Business awards finalist in 2011 and supports Surrey Young Carers as part of its CSR programme. It has also recently been recognised for its outstanding work across the region winning a silver award for Outstanding Small Consultancy award at the 2013 CIPR Home Counties South PRide Awards.

About the CIPR PRide Awards

The CIPR PRide Awards is the only UK wide awards scheme that recognises excellence in public relations and communications work across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions. Now in its 10th year the CIPR PRide Awards grow year-on-year as consultancies and organisations increasingly recognise the benefits of industry awards, and past winners continue to reap the benefits of receiving one. Alongside CIPR Scotland, CIPR Wales/Cymru and CIPR Northern Ireland, taking part in the 2013 CIPR PRide Awards are East Anglia; Home Counties South; Midlands; North East; North West; Thames and Chiltern; South West; Wessex and Channel Islands: and Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

About the CIPR

The CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.