Night of PRide for Cornwall

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Rachel Picken with CIPR president Jason MacKenzie (left) and awards host and BBC broadcaster Steve Knibbs

Cornwall’s PR sector excelled on Friday night, returning from Bristol with five CIPR PRide Awards for the South of England and Channel Islands region.

Barefoot Media won Gold for Regional Campaign of the Year for Padstow Christmas Festival 2016 and Silver for Best Use of Media Relations for the same campaign.

Wild West PR & Communications took Silver in Regional Campaign of the Year for its work for Penzance Heliport, plus Silver for Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy.

And Rachel Picken, who is chair of CIPR South West, was awarded Gold in the Outstanding Independent Practitioner category.

The Barefoot team collect their awards

She said: “I’m always proud to see Cornwall do well at these awards, which celebrates the best campaigns and teams from the PR industry across the whole of the South of England.

“Barefoot Media and Wild West presented very impactful campaigns across a variety of categories, so to win Gold and Silver in some hotly-contested categories is richly deserved.

“I was especially proud to have an award for my own trophy cabinet for my independent consultancy, Agile PR.”

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