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Catapult PR Strikes Gold With Three Top Awards

Jane Hunt (centre) receives one of her two Gold CIPR PRide Awards 2017

[T]he managing director of Catapult PR, a public relations consultancy with clients based across Cumbria and just over the border into Northumberland, has been crowned the North West’s ‘Best Independent PR Practitioner’, as well as picking up two other top awards, over the space of two days.

Jane Hunt won this prestigious title on November 2 in the CIPR PRide NW Awards, where she also won the top Gold PR award in the Best Community Relations campaign category.

The previous evening, she scooped the Best Tourism and Leisure Campaign award at the Northern Marketing Awards.

This campaign was conducted for Langley Castle Hotel, based in Langley-on-Tyne and involved Jane and Langley Castle spearheading the drive to dedicate a day in the calendar on which Northumberland could celebrate its culture, food and drink, industry and modern day identity.

Through the combined efforts of Catapult and Langley Castle, the day came to fruition on May 28 2017 and will again take place on May 27 2018.

Judges commented: “This was a really strong campaign, it had a big impact and ran on a very limited budget. A campaign with clear goals, budgets and a great understanding of their target audience and how to reach them. A worthy winner.”

Catapult PR, which represents clients including Kendal Nutricare and Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, was also a finalist in 5 other categories across the two award schemes.

Despite this success, the story may not yet be over, as Catapult PR is also shortlisted for a further five awards in the CIM Northern Awards, taking place on November 9.

Managing director, Jane Hunt, is particularly delighted to have won the top accolade for tourism PR. This is one of Catapult PR’s specialisms and the consultancy represents tourism sector clients across Cumbria and Northumberland.

Catapult is also rapidly becoming the PR agency of choice for community-focused campaigns, with the consultancy winning prestigious awards for community PR two years in a row.

Jane Hunt says: “Catapult is a boutique, specialist PR agency and other marketing professionals, at both ceremonies, were amazed at what has been achieved, describing the success as “incredible”.  The award wins, plus the huge number of nominations we’ve enjoyed, show the power of creative ideas, hard work and commitment to clients’ campaigns.”

Press calls: Jane Hunt, Catapult PR, 01253 891114 – [email protected].

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