South Yorkshire PR firm wins brace of industry awards

A South Yorkshire public relations and media training agency has won two prestigious industry awards.

Capital B Media collected the Gold award for Best Publication and Silver for Outstanding Small PR Consultancy at last night’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The firm, based in Millhouse Green near Penistone, beat off stiff competition from across the region to win the awards at the ceremony at Leeds Town Hall.

Director of Capital B Media Kate Betts said: “The PR industry is constantly changing so it’s fantastic to see that the way we’re working with our clients is keeping us among the top agencies in the UK.

“Winning Silver for small consultancy is a testament to the brilliant team at Capital B Media. Everyone has worked really hard to achieve this.

“And to win Gold for the magazine we produce for a national charity is great for us and the charity too.”

The Best Publication award was for Capital B Media’s work on Pulmonary Hypertension UK’s Emphasis magazine. The firm produces the A4 52-page publication, which is published four times a year and distributed to a 3,000-strong membership base.

The Outstanding Small Consultancy award recognises the achievements, performance and excellent work of a business that has no more than five people working together full-time.

Capital B Media was also shortlisted in the Low Budget Campaign category.

The CIPR Pride Awards received over 950 entries from public relations teams, consultancies and individuals across the UK. Judges included Adam Marshall, the Director of British Chambers of Commerce, and Paul Mylrea, Director of Communications at Cambridge University.

Capital B Media has built up a portfolio of PR clients from the public, private and third sectors, has also secured a number of client wins which has seen it expand into West Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

The firm also provides UK-wide media training and crisis communications services, and has national media training clients such as the Care Quality Commission and The Pensions Regulator.