1284 shortlisted for PRCA Midlands Small Consultancy of the Year

Richard Bowyer

Apr 22


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Amy Orton, George Oliver, and Richard Bowyer at 1284's office in Loughborough

1284 has been shortlisted for its second leading industry award in a week.

The company has been nominated for Midlands Small Consultancy of the Year in the PRCA Dare Awards.

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is the world's largest professional PR body, representing professionals across 82 countries.

It is known for its advocacy for quality, championing of the industry, and enforcement of professional standards.

News of the nomination comes just days after 1284 was shortlisted for UK Specialist PR Consultancy of the Year at the industry-leading CIPR Excellence Awards.

The Loughborough-based consultancy has been named in the category’s final eight at the 40th national CIPR Excellence awards.

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1284's nomination in PRCA Dare comes in recognition of its work communicating East Midlands innovation, productivity gains, and regional economic growth.

The PRCA Dare Awards are highly competitive, recognising the best PR and communication professionals across eight UK regions.

Winners of this award will be announced at a ceremony in Birmingham in June and the CIPR award ceremony is in London, also in June.

1284 has grown quickly since being founded in 2020, doubling income year-on-year, earning chartered status for team members, and being recognised across a number of industry awards.

It won the Mark of Excellence in the Independent PR Practitioner of the Year category of last year’s Excellence Awards.

1284 makes high quality communications consultancy accessible for innovative clients from a wide range of backgrounds and industries.

The firm work alongside in-house teams, increasing lasting impact. In commissioning 1284, you gain:

  • Expertise. We bring decades of senior experience to support your people.
  • Perspective. We are professionally independent and an objective critical friend.
  • Effectiveness. We craft you clear, concise content - all tailored to your audience.
  • Engagement. We are vastly experienced in operating in complex multi-stakeholder environments. This includes working alongside political stakeholders.
  • Change. We have deep experience of leading transformational projects.
  • Measurability. We invest heavily in software that helps you monitor outcomes.
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