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Gardiner Richardson named Outstanding Consutancy of the Year at 2011 PRide Awards North East

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

November 19, 2011 | 7 min read

Gardiner Richardson has been named Outstanding Consultancy of the Year at this Year’s CIPR Pride Awards 2011.

As well as the main prize, the Newcastle PR consultancy also picked up Gold awards for Best Website/Microsite and Best Campaign £10,000 and Under.

Mark Allison was named Communicator of the Year, while the Gold prize for Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team was awarded to the University og Sunderland.

Gold in the Outstanding Young Communicator category was won by Nicola Williamson from Admiral PR.

View the full results from the night below:

Gold winner

• OPR

Quorum Business Park - "Park Life up in Tyneside"

Silver Winner

• OPR

Quorum Business Park - "Park Life up in Tyneside"

Finalists

• Admiral PR

'Consequences' a corporate communications campaign for ADAS

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

'This is Enterprise'

Not-for-Profit

Gold winner

• OPR & NESHA

Time to Change in the North East

Silver Winner

• Golley Slater North

The Big Lunch 2011

Finalists

• Admiral PR

Fashion kicks

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Launch of Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

Internal Communications

Gold winner

• Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Valuing Our People

Silver Winner

• University of Sunderland

A Clear Vision

Crisis Communications

Gold winner

• Admiral PR

Northern doctor's crisis communications

Silver Winner

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Middlesbrough College

Community Relations

Gold winner

• Golley Slater North

The Big Lunch 2011

This campaign found multiple routes to reach its grass roots audiences, deservedly achieving its objectives. A sense of community was at the very heart of this campaign and Golley Slater used an integrated approach to drive participation in The Big Lunch from across the north of England. The 'Community Spirit' survey was a particularly effective tactic.

Silver Winner

• Gardiner Richardson

Let's Get Cooking BIG Cookathon

Finalist

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

'This is Enterprise'

Public Sector

Gold winner

• Northumberland County Council

Love Northumberland

Silver Winner

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Middlesbrough College - Part of the Community

Finalists

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

'This is Enterprise'

• Robson Brown

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE)

Best Campaign £10,000 and Under

Gold winner

• Gardiner Richardson

Ready, Steady Go - Tesco Great School Run

Silver Winner

• OPR

Trend Bible - Inspiring trends from Heaton to Manhattan

Finalists

• Hundredth Monkey

Northumberland Lights - Electric Estate

• IPB Communications

Cestria Community Housing - Financial Inclusion Service

• Robson Brown

Glamis Castle hosts the Grand Scottish Proms

Consumer Relations

Gold winner

• Golley Slater North

SPAM® Cook of the Year 2011

Silver Winner

• OPR & Nexus

Tyne & Wear Metro goes Pop

Finalist

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Van Mildert - Be Seen

Best Use of Media Relations

Gold winner

• Golley Slater North

The Big Lunch 2011

Silver Winner

• Admiral PR

Solution to airport liquid ban, Kromek

Finalists

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Tees Valley - The Hidden Gem

• Gardiner Richardson

Balance

• OPR & NESHA

Time to Change in the North East

• Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

The Saxon Princess

Integrated Communications

Gold winner

• Robson Brown

'Take 7 Steps'

Silver Winner

• OPR & NESHA

Time to Change in the North East

Best Use of Social Media

Gold winner

• University of Sunderland

Lives On-Line

Silver Winner

• Northumberland County Council

Digital Northumberland

Finalists

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Barker and Stonehouse Social Media Campaign

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Van Mildert Social Media campaign

• Gardiner Richardson

Penn State Snacks

• OPR & Nexus

Smart travel gets on social media tracks

Best Use of Photography or Design

Gold winner

• OPR & NESHA

Time to Change - Are you feeling blue in the queue?

Silver Winner

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Lingfield Life

Finalist

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

'This is Enterprise'

External Newspaper or Magazine

Gold winner

• Northumberland County Council

Northumberland News

Internal Newspaper or Magazine

Gold winner

• IPB Communications

@Cestria Newsletter

Silver Winner

• UKAR and scarlettabbott

U

Finalist

• University of Sunderland

About US

Best Website or Microsite

Gold winner

• Gardiner Richardson

Go Underground

Silver Winner

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Love Geobar

Finalists

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A True Community

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

'Lingfield Life' website for Lingfield Point

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

'This is Enterprise' website for Redcar & Cleveland Council

• DTW

A Digital Doorway to Care and Support

Best Event

Gold winner

• Admiral PR

Go North East launch of The Key

Silver Winner

• East Coast Trains

Get Carter

Finalists

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Welcome to BASE

• East Coast Trains

Sir Bobby Robson

Outstanding Young Communicator

Gold winner

• Nicola Williamson ACIPR

Admiral PR

Finalist

• Kirsty McNaught

Robson Brown

• Victoria Beynon MCIPR

Golley Slater North

Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team

Gold winner

• University of Sunderland

Silver Winner

• NewcastleGateshead Initiative

Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy

Gold winner

• Gardiner Richardson

The Best Yet

Silver Winner

• OPR

Onwards and Upwards

Finalists

• Admiral PR

Thinking local, acting global

• Cool Blue Brand Communications

Cool Blue - Growing up

• Robson Brown

The Pheonix Years

Corporate Responsibility

Gold winner

• Admiral PR

Newcastle University changing age campaign

Silver Winner

• Robson Brown

Children in Need - Jeff's Abseil

Best Freelance Practitioner

Gold winner

• Katherine Shenton

Reaching New Heights

Silver Winner

• Julian Christopher MCIPR

Footprint Public Relations

Best Measurement and Evaluation

• OPR & NESHA

Time to Change in the North East

Communicator of the Year

• Mark Allison

RunGeordieRun

Ken Robinson Award 2011

• Jaclyn Curry

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