PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards announce shortlist

Written by

Emma Hughes


Starting the year as we mean to go on, BECG Group has been shortlisted in four categories at this year’s PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards. These prestigious awards showcase and celebrate the best campaigns, projects, agencies, in-house teams and individuals across corporate communications, financial PR and public affairs. They are the only Awards focused entirely on these three disciplines – recognising their increased prominence and collaboration in the modern communications landscape.

Following BECG Group being ranked by PRWeek as number one in Public Affairs since 2021, we have been shortlisted for ‘Best Agency for Public Affairs’ – further underlining our reputation as a trusted advisor to our clients, helping to protect reputations through communications which create understanding, acceptance and support.

Highlighting the growing importance of digital channels as an integral part of public affairs campaigns, our already award-winning social media campaign ‘What If?’ with National Grid has been shortlisted for ‘Best use of social media and/or influencers in a campaign’. The ‘What If?’ campaign sought to raise awareness of the need for new energy infrastructure in East Anglia and to mobilise green energy advocates in support of their projects. 

Cavendish Advocacy, part of the BECG Group, had their crisis communications expertise put to the test when working with a top-five national housebuilder on an undeveloped site containing chemical contamination which has been shortlisted for ‘Best Crisis Comms’. Meanwhile, their ‘Service with Respect’ campaign with The Institute of Customer Service (ICS), which protected customer service workers during and beyond Covid-19 has been shortlisted for ‘Best pro-active lobbying campaign on an issue or case’. The campaign drove change to protect frontline workers and raised the issue in mainstream media and Westminster, to change societal mindsets that abuse of customer-facing workers was unacceptable.

Carl Daruvalla, BECG Group’s CEO, said:

“The PRWeek UK awards showcase the best in class across Corporate, City and Public Affairs disciplines so being shortlisted for four categories including ‘Best Agency for Public Affairs’ is a fantastic result for BECG Group and is testament to the hard work from the project teams involved. We are very proud of the campaigns that have been shortlisted, and together, they show the breadth of our expertise across the Group and our ability to offer a fully rounded reputation management service to our clients. We look forward to the awards ceremony and celebrating with our industry peers.”

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