Exeter-based Astley Media wins Chartered Institute top award
PR and marketing firm Astley Media has scooped a top accolade at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards in Bristol.
The agency, based at Northernhay Place in Exeter, has been named Outstanding Small Consultancy of the Year 2017 at the prestigious industry awards ceremony.
The company also won a Silver award for best Corporate and Business Communications Campaign, for its work with Property Search Group and legal firms in the area to raise funds for the Exeter Fire Appeal following the blaze that destroyed the Royal Clarence Hotel.
Dan Pritchard, Managing Director, said: “To be judged the very best small PR consultancy by our peers is an incredible achievement for the team. We have built a business based on people, getting the very best PR and marketing practitioners to build a new kind of agency for the region, one that is focused entirely on helping brands grow.”
Cornwall’s Wild West PR & Communications scooped the Silver award, in a six-strong shortlist which also included finalists from Bath, Bristol, Somerset and Surrey.
Astley Media has now won Gold and Silver awards for its work for regional and national clients in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
The awards cover the whole of the South of England from Kent and Sussex to Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily, with winners selected by a judging panel of industry experts from other parts of the country.
“Impressive business growth, clear positioning and a clear alignment toward business goals makes Astley Media a worthy winner,” noted the judges. “The investment in CPD and the list of recent achievements backs up the quality of the agency's approach.”