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VUELIO presents the Public Affairs Awards 2017


The Public Affairs Awards 2017 is a prestigious black tie event which will take place on Thursday 14th December. Once again the awards will be held in the Ballroom of the Park Plaza, Riverbank, and they will be hosted by an eminent political journalist.

This year’s awards follow on from the 2016, 2015 and the 2014 Awards, all three of which sold out. So please book your tickets – or reserve your tables – early.

The political landscape has changed significantly since Article 50 was triggered and the snap General Election in June.

As always we have several award categories this year and an enhanced judging panel. So if you are serious about public affairs, this is The awards to enter and The event to attend.


About the Awards

The Public Relations Communications AssociationGovernment Knowledge,and Zetter’s Political Services have once again joined forces to host The Public Affairs Awards. Between us, we cover the whole industry across the entire United Kingdom. We also believe that we have the pedigree and the passion for showcasing all that is best in this vital and vibrant industry.

We are convinced that lobbying is not just legitimate but also laudable. We also believe that the public affairs industry – ethically and efficiently run – is a force for good in any established liberal democracy. Lobbyists ensure that every side of every argument is examined and tested. The lobbying industry also goes some way towards redressing the balance between the government – with the full resources of the civil service at their disposal – and the opposition parties.

Last year was a crucial year in UK politics with the shock Brexit vote and the snap General Election in June which left Conservatives without a majority in Parliament. The upcoming Brexit negotiations will make this another stimulating and attention-grabbing year for UK politics.

Judging committee 

Click here to see the full list. PubAffairs Founder and Director Phil Murphy is delighted to be part of the judging committee. 

The shortlisted Finalists

Best Campaign in Scotland

  • CHAS/Indigo: Better Care for Children with Shorter Lives
  • Pagoda Porter Novelli: Recognition for Head Injury Re-offending
  • Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland: aquaculture campaign 2016-17

Best In-House Consultancy Collaboration

  • Connect and Habinteg: #FORACCESSIBLEHOMES
  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn & The ALMR: Saving the original social network
  • Interel Consulting and Dogs Trust
  • Newington Communications: Just Eat and Newington Communications
  • PLMR: The Shaw Mind Foundation
  • Weber Shandwick: #savefabric

Consultancy Campaign of the Year

  • NATS
  • Connect: Women Against State Pension Inequality
  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn & The ALMR
  • JBP: Save Kids Content Campaign
  • Newington Communications: Licensed Taxi Drivers Association: Hailing a new era for the taxi industry
  • Newington Communications: Newington and Octopus Energy price cap campaign
  • Rolls Royce SMRs / Tavistock: Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Plants

Best Campaign in Northern Ireland

  • Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland: Both Lives Matter and Dawn McAvoy

Best Campaign in Wales

  • Farmers’ Union of Wales: #FarmingMatters

Consultancy of the Year

  • Cascade Communications
  • Cicero Group
  • Connect
  • Hume Brophy Communications
  • JFG Communications Ltd
  • Newington Communications

Consultant of the Year

  • Billy Taylor: Newington Communications
  • Charles Pitt: Connect
  • Charlotte Lang: Hume Brophy
  • Dan Jones: PB Consultancy
  • Jo Field: JFG Communications Ltd
  • Joe Cawley: Four Communications
  • Sarah Ward: Newington Communications

Corporate Campaign of the Year

  • Cascade Communications
  • Connect
  • PLMR
  • TSB
  • Vivergo Fuels

In-house Professional of the Year

  • Chris Luffingham: League Against Cruel Sports
  • Fergus Campbell: Gumtree
  • Asif Iqbal
  • Elizabeth Birchall: UK Athletics
  • Margaret Donnellan: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Tamara Dewhirst: TSB
  • Laura Gemmell: World Vision

In-House Team of the Year

  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
  • Cats Protection
  • Federation of Master Builders
  • National Farmers Union
  • National Union of Students
  • Railway Industry Association

Local Government Campaign of the Year

  • Connect
  • Energy Agency
  • Maitland
  • Tameside Council
  • Tower Hamlets Council

Party Conference Fringe Event of the Year

  • Big Innovation Centre
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Greenpeace
  • NPA Media

Party Conference Reception of the Year

  • Finsbury
  • Lansons

Party Conference Stand of the Year

  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Connect and Pimlico Plumbers
  • Girlguiding
  • Guide Dogs
  • National Farmers Union
  • National Pharmacy Association

Planning Campaign of the Year

  • British Property Federation
  • Cascade Communications
  • Connect
  • HardHat
  • Thorncliffe
  • Woodland Trust

Public Sector Campaign of the Year

  • Cavendish Coalition
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Tower Hamlets Council

Social Media Campaign of the Year

  • National Housing Federation
  • PLMR
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • World Vision

Think Tank of the Year

  • Big Innovation Centre
  • Education Policy Institute (EPI)
  • European Centre for the Study of Extremism

Trade Body Campaign of the Year

  • BioIndustry Association
  • Confor: Promoting forestry and wood
  • Federation of Master Builders - FMB
  • Federation of Master Builders - SME
  • Railway Industry Association
  • Royal College of Nursing

Voluntary Sector Campaign of the Year

  • Anthony Nolan
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
  • British Pregnancy Advisory Service
  • Greenpeace UK
  • Guide Dogs
  • National Education Association
  • The Royal Statistical Society

How to attend

Click here to book a table or individual seats.

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