A South Yorkshire public relations and communications agency has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards.
Capital B Media has been named as a finalist in both categories it entered for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
The annual PRide awards, judged by a team of leading industry experts, recognise the outstanding work of PR agencies and in-house teams across the UK.
Capital B Media has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Small Consultancy category. The company has seen profit treble and turnover increase by a third in the last year, with several new client wins. A new digital account executive has also been recruited to work solely on video content. The agency picked up a Silver award in the same category in 2017.
Capital B Media has also been nominated in the Best Publication category for its work on the Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK (PHA UK) member magazine, ‘Emphasis’. The consultancy has produced the quarterly publication for the national rare disease charity for the last four years, and it won gold in the same category in 2017.
Capital B Media, which has its headquarters near Barnsley, is made up of communication specialists and former journalists. The agency also has a base at the Media Centre in Huddersfield. Clients include businesses, local authorities and national charities.
Kate Betts, director of Capital B Media, said: “This is a fantastic achievement. I’m working with a brilliant team and that is reflected in the excellent year we have had.
“We have won at least one CIPR award every year since 2016, so the pressure is on to keep up our record!”
Capital B Media, which was set up in 2006, also provides UK-wide media training and crisis communications services, with clients including the Care Quality Commission, Government Events and Michelin Tyres.
The winners of the CIPR PRide awards for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will be announced at a ceremony at The Queens Hotel in Leeds on 21 November.