A Mold-based PR agency has been shortlisted for seven industry awards, including outstanding small PR consultancy of the year.

Outwrite PR’s nominations cover two different regions at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide awards: Cymru Wales and East Anglia.

Its work with Cambridgeshire County Council and Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has been shortlisted at the CIPR East Anglia awards in the best construction and infrastructure, public sector, integrated communications, and publication categories.

The PR and communications activity has included stakeholder engagement on a £32m level crossing scheme with regular community updates, focused media activity, the creation of a CGI web page, and a quarterly print newsletter.

In addition to being up for outstanding small PR agency of the year at the CIPR Cymru Wales awards, Outwrite’s work with Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is up for best integrated communications campaign and best STEM campaign.

The PR activity worked to raise awareness of Xplore!’s reopening to the public after a relocation to Wrexham’s town centre and following a national lockdown.

Outwrite PR managing director Anthony Bullick said: “Any time we are recognised at awards where they are judged by industry peers is a fantastic reminder to the team of the wonderful work they deliver.

“The range of categories we have been shortlisted for across two UK regions shows our drive to deliver truly integrated PR activity across multiple channels and is not only a success for us, but most importantly our clients.

“We are fortunate to have a roster of clients that not only allow us creative freedom, but also have trust in us.”

Outwrite PR was named small PR agency of the year at the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Cymru Wales Dare awards earlier this year, as well as making the shortlist for integrated PR agency of the year at the PR Moment (North) awards.

And Anthony points to viewing the agency-client relationship as a partnership as a key reason for the company’s success.

He added: “We have grown by 20 per cent in the last 18 months, which during a pandemic is a huge achievement. At the heart of that is strong client retention and being a strategic partner for them.

“We are outcome driven as opposed to focusing on outputs; there is no point securing media coverage or increasing a brand’s digital footprint if it’s not helping the business with its overall objectives.”

The winners of the CIPR East Anglia and CIPR Cymru Wales PRide awards will be announced during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday 5 October.

Outwrite’s clients include one of the UK’s largest rural broadband specialists Voneus, Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, Warrington-based Watsons Solicitors and dementia specialist care home group Meddyg Care.

The agency specialises in integrated PR and communications, crisis PRonline reputation management and social media training.