Oxfordshire PR company shortlisted for CIPR Excellence Awards 2013

Banbury-based specialist PR and marketing agency, Propel Technology, has been shortlisted in this year’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards, the public relations professions’ most prestigious annual awards scheme.

Propel Technology is one of just six agencies shortlisted in the Outstanding Small Consultancy of the Year category. Seven hundred entries were received in total across 29 different awards. The company’s directors will be put through their paces in a face-to-face interview by a team of expert judges next month.

“Along with the whole team at Propel Technology, I am deeply happy to receive such recognition for our work at a national award level, and by such a respected industry body,” says director of Propel Technology, Claire Dumbreck.

“Being shortlisted alone is well-earned recognition for our team. We will do our best to impress at the interview stage, and also enjoy the process as this is a real first for the company.”

The winners of all 29 awards will be announced at the 29th CIPR Excellence Awards black tie dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 3 June.

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About Propel Technology

Propel Technology offers a variety of PR and marketing communications services from its office at Bloxham Mill Business Centre, Banbury, specialising in the automotive, motorsport, energy and research sectors. Founded in 2003, the company employs five people.

About the CIPR

Founded in 1948, the CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With 10,000 members involved in all aspects of PR, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.

About the CIPR Excellence Awards 2013

Now in its 29th year the CIPR Excellence Awards recognise and reward best practice in public relations throughout the UK and acknowledge personal and team achievement at the highest professional level.

A team of more than 50 judges, all senior members of the CIPR, review the entries and select the shortlist across 28 categories. At the final stage of judging, the CIPR judges are joined by another 30 professionals from associated disciplines, with all shortlisted entrants being invited to attend a 20-minute panel interview in London. This process makes the CIPR Excellence Awards the most rigorous and thorough in the field.

The CIPR Excellence Awards 2013 are sponsored by; ComRes, Croner, Fox, Hiscox, Newspress, Precise, Redbrand & The Communication Directors' Forum.

For further information visit: www.cipr.co.uk/excellence

For a list of categories visit: www.cipr.co.uk/content/events-awards/excellence-awards/shortlist

For more information, please contact:

Claire Dumbreck
T: 01295 724573 / M: 07768 773857


About Us

Propel Technology provides PR and marketing for engineering, energy and science sector companies, specialising in raising awareness of complex technologies and initiatives. We produce and deliver intelligent communications across traditional, digital and social channels to allow companies to focus on what they do best.