The PRCA and the Company of PR Practitioners jointly launched a new awards programme aimed specifically at the City and Financial PR industry. The awards recognised the talent and impact of individuals, teams and campaigns from the best of the City PR profession. The event brought together 210 leading city PR experts at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall on the evening of 25th February 2016, hosted by David Buik, the financial commentator.
The black tie event saw winners take away awards in 13 categories, at an event which celebrated the very best of the financial PR industry. Big winners on the night included Schroders, which won the In-house Team of the Year; and Instinctif Partners, which won Consultancy of the Year. The Outstanding Contribution award went to Neil Bennett (pictured above), Chief Executive, Maitland and the Professional of the Year Award went to Helen Lacey, Director of External Communications, Barclaycard. The Best City Journalist or Blogger Award went to Sky News City Editor Mark Kleinman.
The event was a great success and raised £6,500 for the Company of PR Practitioners.