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The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), Government Knowledge (GovKnow) and Zetter’s Political Services (ZPS) will again host the 2015 Public Affairs Awards. PubAffairs is proud to be a Media Partner.

Between them, they cover the whole industry across the entire United Kingdom and boast the pedigree and the passion to showcase all that is best in this vibrant industry.

Now in its second year, the Awards have expanded the number of categories to twenty. A full list of categories can be seen below.

The Awards ceremony will take place in the larger Ballroom at the Park Plaza Riverbank on Thursday 10th December 2015. The event commences with a drinks reception from 6.30pm, with guests seated for dinner at 7.30pm.

The evening will be compered by Adam Boulton (Presenter - Sky News Tonight).


The final few remaining tickets for the 2015 Public Affairs Awards are available as follows:

  • Individual seat: £250+VAT

  • Table (ten seats): £2,250+VAT

Register online here.


The judging committee is headed by former Chair of the APPC Michael Burrell and includes PubAffairs Founder & Director Phil Murphy. The entry and judging process will be co-ordinated by Elspeth Graham.

About The Public Affairs Awards 2015

This year’s awards follow on from last year’s inaugural event, which sold out several weeks in advance. As a result of this, the Awards have moved to a bigger function room within the same hotel, thus increasing the seating capacity to 400.

Following the surprise result of the May 7th General Election many lobby groups and lobbying consultancies have had to adjust their strategies to take account of a majority Conservative government. This in turn has made an in/out referendum a matter of when, not if.

Lobbying flourishes in liberal democracies where elections make a real difference to policy choices and where a change of government is a realistic prospect. That is why the public affairs industry is thriving in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast - and in Brussels and Washington, too.

The shortlisted 2015 Finalists are:

Category 1: In-House Professional of the Year

  • Vernon Hunte
    British Hospitality Association
  • Michael Webb
    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Category 2: In-House Team of the Year

  • Airport Operators Association
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Sport England  
  • NHS England: Communication & Public Affairs Team
  • Royal Mail

Category 3: Corporate Campaign of the Year

  • Tata Consultancy Services
    Landslide Victory for TCS Election App
  • TSB
    Competition Matters 
  • MWW
    PRNCR Electronic Cheque Processing Campaign

Category 4: Trade Body Campaign of the Year

  • Airport Operators Association
  • R3
    #SaveOur£160m.
  • MHP Communications
    WSTA Drop the Duty campaign.
  • Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT)
    Pact ‘Give kids a break!’ campaign
  • Sport and Recreation Alliance
    The Mental Health Charter
  • Acevo
    Winterbourne View – Time for Change

Category 5: Voluntary Sector Campaign of the Year

  • Motor Neurone Disease Association
    Don’t let me die without a voice
  • Cancer Research UK
    Standardised packaging of tobacco products
  • GK Strategy Ltd
    FreedomToDonate
  • Fair Deal for Your Local coalition
    Fair Deal for Your Local campaign
  • Guide Dogs
    Pavement Parking
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
    End Backstreet Breeding

Category 6: Public Sector Campaign of the Year

  • Transport for London
    Access All Areas
  • Sport England
    This Girl Can
  • CATERed Ltd / Plymouth City Council
    The CATERed Big Summer Food Tour
  • Knowledge Quarter
    Knowledge Quarter Launch
  • MHP Communications
    Missing Type by MHP for NNHS Blood and Transplant

Category 7: Local Government Campaign of the Year

  • Forty Shillings
    Securing Biggin Hill’s future
  • CATERed Ltd / Plymouth City Council
    The CATERed Big Summer Food Tour

Category 8: Planning Campaign of the Year

  • Transport for London
    Crossbones
  • Bellenden
    Shell Centre Redevelopment
  • Four Communications Group Ltd
    Securing detailed planning consent for 51 College Road
  • PLMR Ltd
    Earthworm Energy: Securing a Brighter Future for Our Energy Supply
  • Connect Communications
    Stimulating the redevelopment of Archway Town Centre

Category 9: Consultancy of the Year

  • Interel
  • Bellenden
  • Hume Brophy
  • Westminster Advisers
  • GK Strategy Ltd
  • Insight Consulting Group
  • Weber Shandwick

Category 10: Consultant of the Year

  • Dan Conway, TSB
  • Natasha Graham, Bellenden
  • Melissa Barnett, PB Political Consulting
  • Laura Blake, Connect Communications
  • Matt McCarthy, Weber Shandwick
  • Ros Trinick, PLMR

Category 11: Consultancy Campaign of the Year

  • Bellenden
    Shell Centre Redevelopment
  • PB Political Consulting
    Sepsis Campaign
  • Riverside Communications
    Haven Gateway Partnership/A120 Campaign
  • Hume Brophy
    Hume Brophy & Ovarian Cancer Action
  • PHA Media
    “No Need. No Safeguards.” Opposition to the Assisted Dying Bill on behalf of Living and Dying Well

Category 12: Best In-House Consultancy Collaboration

  • London Communications Agency
    London Communications Agency (LCA) and the London Health Commission (LHC)
  • PLMR and A Fair Tax on Flying
    Scrap the Tax on Family Flights Campaign
  • Remarkable Group
    Remarkable Groups and McCarthy & Stone
  • Connect Communications, NFOP, CSPA, NARPO & McCarthy and Stone
    Later Life Ambitions
  • Cicero Group
    AXA

Category 13: Best Campaign in Scotland

  • Orbit Communications
    Millions for Mental Health in Scotland
  • Pagoda PR
    Knockshinnoch Wind Farm: Generating support
  • Weber Shandwick UK - Scotland
    Tackling Tattie Targets

Category 14: Best Campaign in Wales

  • Grayling
    Russell George AM Superfast Cymru
  • Deryn
    Strengthening the Violence Against Women Bill
  • Genetic Alliance UK
    Rare Disease UK

Category 15: Best Campaign in Northern Ireland

  • Action Mental Health (AMH) in conjunction with Turley PR and Public Affairs
    12 cuts of Christmas Campaign 2014
  • Stratagem (NI) Ltd
    Equal Access campaign

Category 16: Best EU In-House Campaign of the Year

  • Associated British Ports
  • Cancer Research UK
    Data Saves Lives Campaign

Category 17: Best EU Consultancy Campaign of the Year

  • Interel 
    Raising awareness of kidney health in the EU
  • The Whitehouse Consultancy
    CLF Distribution
  • Alber & Geiger
    ALBER & GEIGER
  • Media Consulta International Holding AG
    We Inspire Each Other

Category 18: Think Tank of the Year

  • New Local Government Network (NLGN)
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies

Category 19: Social Media Campaign of the Year

  • MS Society
    The MS: Enough campaign
  • Tata Consultancy Services
    Landslide Victory for TCS Election App
  • Weber Shandwick UK – Scotland
    ScotlandVotes.com
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
    End Backstreet Breeding’
  • MHP Communications
    #MissingType
  • Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
    Music goes #beyond1900 and #before1700

Category 20: Party Conference Event of the Year

  • Associated British Ports
  • iNHouse Communications
    The London Lounge 2015
  • Connect Communications
    The Housing Fringes and Housing Dinners 2015
  • Connect Communications
    A wheely good party conference season
  • PHA Media
    WOW: Championing Working Women at Conservative Party Conference
  • Remarkable Group
    Northern Powerhouse roundtable discussion with James Wharton MP
  • Charities Aid Foundation
    Under the Microscope- the future of the charity sector

How to attend

For further details about tickets to attend the gala ceremony, please visit the Public Affairs Awards website.

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