A Lancashire PR agency has topped the table at the PR industry’s PRide NW Awards, scooping a magnificent five Gold Awards.
Catapult PR took its overall agency awards tally to a staggering 49, by winning the Gold Awards for ‘Best Corporate and Business Communications Campaign’, ‘Best Travel and Tourism Campaign’, ‘Best Arts, Culture and Sport Campaign’ and ‘Best Media Relations Campaign’, as well as scooping the ‘Best Independent Practitioner’ Award.
The success underlines that, even though regarded as too small to be regarded as a ‘Small Agency’ in awards criteria terms, Catapult PR’s work is of a level on a par with, or exceeding, that of much larger agencies. As well as having 49 awards in the trophy cabinet, it also has over 70 finalists accolades.
The achievement also demonstrated Catapult PR’s versatility, with the three rewarded campaigns covering retail and kitchen sector, culture and community and travel and tourism.
The Lancashire agency has continued its award-winning success over the course of nearly 24 years, despite transitioning from small agency size to boutique, so as to deliver a much more bespoke and focused approach to clients who want a fusion of creativity and strategy that is second to none.
The five Gold Awards at the PRide NW Awards add to the two national CIPR Excellence Awards that scooped in June, when its Corporate and Business Communications Campaign was adjudged the best in Britain and its managing director took the Outstanding Practitioner prize.
In the same month of 2021, Catapult won the PRMoment Award for the Best Travel and Tourism Campaign, making it 8 awards in the year to date.
Last year, Catapult PR was the top-performing agency at the Northern Marketing Awards, winning three awards, and also won two PRCA DARE Awards.
Catapult PR’s managing director, Jane Hunt, says: “Once again, I hope Catapult has proved that size does not matter and the best PR comes in small packages. Clients come to Catapult PR because they recognise that we are probably unique in the UK – a micro-agency whose creativity and dedication enables campaigns to box above the weight of their budget. We’ve done the smaller agency approach and rejected it, to do things our way. Our record of success suggests we’ve got the formula right and I am delighted that awards judges have, once again, seen that.”
Catapult PR was founded after Jane Hunt had enjoyed a hugely successful in-house career, working in the insurance, freight and utilities sectors, in London, Berkshire, Bristol and Manchester, before launching Privilege Insurance and going on to work on other leading insurance and financial services brands in Leeds. Although Catapult PR’s first clients were all financial services and insurance clients – a sector in which the agency has continually worked since 1998 – it has since handled numerous award-winning campaigns in sectors such as travel, pet, community PR and retail and has a truly diverse clientele, based in the UK and Italy.