University takes pride in gold award

Posted by ap507 at Nov 16, 2015 11:25 AM |
Special Recognition for Richard III communications work
University takes pride in gold award

Ather Mirza

The University has been recognised again for its communications work on Richard III after being awarded a Gold CIPR PRide Award at an event in Birmingham. 

The citation read: The CIPR Midlands Committee awarded this Special Recognition Award to recognise the collaboration between the University of Leicester, Leicester City Council and the Diocese of Leicester to deliver the communications activity around the Reinterment of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral. This historic event attracted international interest and through comprehensive media management, the PR team ensured the message of Dignity and Respect for Richard III was carried through in all communications activity.

Ather Mirza from the University’s News Centre accepted the award on behalf of the External Relations team and wider university community who contributed to this success.

He said: “It is a testament to how the Richard III comms effort is regarded that we were invited to receive this award even though we had not entered the awards competition.  The CIPR judges felt our work was so noteworthy that it deserved special recognition.”

A spokesperson for the CIPR said: “The CIPR PRide Awards recognise and reward outstanding work across 9 UK regions and nations. They are a celebration of exceptional talent and a reflection of public relations best practice. Only the highest calibre of experts, drawn from the very top of their fields are selected to judge our awards.

“Winning a PRide Award demonstrates the value of your work to your clients or Board and marks you out as an industry leader in your region.”

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