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The UK's most prestigious Public Affairs Awards had been due to be held at the London Hilton Bankside, but this year has been like no other and government restrictions have meant that this year’s ceremony will be held virtually on Thursday 3rd December, 2020.

This year’s awards will join up with a half-day Public Affairs conference prior to the ceremony. The conference will bring together leading voices in the public affairs industry who will be sharing their insights on the industry and the current climate.

Our speakers will share their expertise on the UK’s special relationship with America, Brexit and UK’s future relationship with the EU, and the impact the current state of British politics will have on the public affairs industry.

Timings: 14:30 - 16:30


  • 2:30 - 2:40: Welcome from Chair, Liam Herbert CMPRCA, CEO, Chelgate and Chairman of the PRCA Public Affairs Board
  • 2:40 - 3:10: Ben Page – Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI
  • 3:10 - 3:40: Politics 2021: What’s on the horizon next year, and reflections on the importance of the role of the public affairs industry from a former MP’s point of view. Speaker:  Gemma Doyle MPRCA – Managing Director, Strategic Communications – Public Affairs, FTI Consulting and former MP for West Dunbartonshire
  • 3:40 - 4:10: Global Britain: Speakers: Tiffany Burrows MPRCA – Account Director, Newington Communications and Vice-Chair of the PRCA Public Affairs Board Executive Committee and Christopher Morris MPRCA, Head of European Public Affairs, Chelgate
  • 4:10 - 4:30: Awards ceremony hosted by Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA


  • PRCA member: £40 + VAT
  • PRCA Non-member: £50 + VAT

Click for more information and to book your place.

Congratulations to all the Shortlisted Finalists in the 2020 PRCA Public Affairs AwardsThe 2020 Shortlisted Finalists are:

Best Campaign in Scotland

  • British Heart Foundation Scotland - Bias & Biology Media Coverage

Best Campaign in Wales

  • Lodestone - Fighting for Wales: Keeping Healthcare Accessible
  • Deryn - Improving Electrical Safety in Wales

Corporate Campaign of the Year

  • IBM - IBM & The Mayflower Autonomous Ship
  • MSD - Nurses Matter

Trade Body Campaign of the Year

UK Awards:

  • BECG - Kickstarting Employment Support from Government
  • Interel - Saving Our Seaside Towns during Covid-19
  • NFU - Back British Farming
  • UK Space - Stratospheric Green Growth
  • Railway Industry Association - Campaigning to deliver a strong railway industry through Coronavirus

European Awards:

  • Acuitas - Boosting Europe's home building programme post-Covid

Planning Campaign of the Year

  • BECG - A purpose-built solution for homeless families
  • Connect - Panattoni Park, Aylesford - Meaningful consultation during Covid-19
  • MPC - The Soapworks, Bristol
  • Newington Communications - Herne Bay

Voluntary Sector Campaign of the Year

  • British Heart Foundation - You're Full of It
  • CPRE - The Countryside Charity's Don’t fast Track fracking campaign
  • Lodestone - Supporting Students and Spreading Hope

Social Media Campaign of the Year

  • BECG - Bradwell B
  • Madano - NIA Rediscover Nuclear
  • Newington Communications - Securing A Green Future

Best In-House Consultancy Collaboration

  • Edelman - Lets do more
  • Lodestone - Supporting Britain’s food heroes during covid 19
  • Newington Communications - Keeping Britains Energy Flowing
  • Rochester - Rochester Bridge
  • Tendo Consulting Limited & The Publishers Association - Axe the reading Tax

Consultancy Campaign of the Year

UK Awards:

  • Beyond2050 and Nathan Rous PR
  • Connect
  • InHouse Communications
  • The Blakeney Group
  • The Whitehouse Consultancy
  • WA Communications

European Awards:

  • Acuitas - Boosting Europe's home building programme post-Covid
  • Alber & Geiger - Panama Papers

In-house Professional of the Year

  • David McColgan - BHF
  • Liv Phoenix - NFU

In-House Team of the Year


  • LNER
  • Railway Industry Association
  • TFL

European Awards:

  • LNER

Consultant of the Year

UK Awards:

  • Christine Quigley - Newington Communications
  • Isabella Sharp - Whitehouse Consultancy
  • Jessica Goodrum - Hanover
  • Ollie Lane - PLMR
  • Rob Jeffrey - Field Consulting

European Awards:

  • Albi Alla - Alber & Geiger

Consultancy of the Year

  • Atlas
  • BECG
  • FTI Consulting
  • Interel
  • MHP

The winners will be revealed in the afternoon of Thursday 3rd December 2020. Click here for more information and book your place.