Congratulations to the Worshipful Company of Innholders, recipients of the Company of Public Relations Practitioners’ annual Clarity in Communications Prize for excellence in communications.
Katherine Sykes (centre), Master of the Company of Public Relations Practitioners, presented the prize at the Winter Dinner with guests of honour the Rt Hon. the Lord Hill of Oareford CBE, a former PR consultant, government Minister and EU Commissioner, and Duncan Gee (left), Immediate Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painted Glass, at a celebratory dinner at Apothecaries’ Hall on Tuesday 27 February 2018.
The Clarity in Communications Prize is awarded annually to recognise excellence in communications by those in the livery movement who are not PR professionals.
This year’s winner was Mrs Gillian Croxford (right), Assistant Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Innholders. At the dinner she was presented with a beautiful leaded glass roundel, specially commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and designed by artist Emma Butler-Cole Aiken.
The judging panel, which included Mr Bob Roberts, Director of Communications for the Corporation of London and the Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, Mr Keith Barley, concluded that Mrs Croxford’s production of the Company of Innholders’ annual review was “a genuinely first-class document containing a clear message ‘A Year of Involvement and Giving’”. Her supporting communications to members had helped see a three-fold increase in charitable giving, which was deemed to be “an impressive result”.
The runner up was Ms Lesley Day, Renter Warden and Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers, for the high quality media and social media communications she delivered in support of the ‘Charity of Year’ initiative which engaged members and has led to a number of fundraising initiatives.