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Stripe shortlisted for PRCA’s Medium Consultancy of the Year

Stripe shortlisted for PRCA’s Medium Consultancy of the Year

Great news for the Stripe team today! We’ve been shortlisted for this year’s PRCA Awards for Medium Consultancy of the Year. We’re the only Scottish agency on the shortlist and thrilled to be up there with the very best in UK PR and communications. There’s some tough competition so it’s going to be a very hotly contested category.

The full category shortlist can be viewed here. Roll on 12 November and fingers crossed!

Another Friday, another award shortlist for Stripe!

Another Friday, another award shortlist for Stripe!

This time for Marketing Society Scotland’s Star Awards, which recognises the most dynamic marketing campaigns from across Scotland. We made it through in the PR category with our campaign for the Scottish Government on Alcohol Behaviour Change.

Judges will award one Gold, Silver and Bronze Star for each category at the 9th Star Awards dinner in Glasgow on 6 June 2013.

You can view the hotly contested categories here!

Stripe Communications Crowned Outstanding PR Consultancy

Stripe Communications Crowned Outstanding PR Consultancy

Stripe Communications last night (6 December), notched up a further two golds at this year’s CIPR Scotland Pride Award, including the prestigious title of Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy for the second time in four years.

Stripe’s night in the spotlight also saw the team win the top accolade for Best Healthcare Campaign for their work with the Scottish Government on Alcohol Behaviour Change, as well as two silver awards for their work on the Nairn’s Oatcakes – ‘Nairn’s Naturally Energising’ Consumer Campaign and Scottish Government’s ‘Scotland the World over’ Digital Campaign.

Morna McLelland, Joint Managing Director, said: “We’re so proud of this outstanding result for the Stripe team. With a number of high profile business wins, continued growth and an expanding team of talented PR professionals, it’s a fantastic way to have our achievements and ongoing client support recognised by our industry peers.”

Said the judges of Stripe: “Stripe has proved that even during an economic recession agencies can develop and grow, delivering impressive fee income increases and enviable margins, whilst keeping teams happy and clients delighted. Happy clients are great news but happy clients who refer new business are a dream, and that is what Stripe has achieved.”

In a CIPR Scotland media release, Laura Sutherland, chair of the CIPR Scotland, is quoted, as saying: “Scotland can boast success amongst the plethora of consummate professionals in the communications world – this is a true accolade in itself and one to be celebrated and applauded. As the industry develops, more and more we are being held accountable for value, measurement and best practice. Tonight’s awards have confirmed the wealth of talent in Scottish communications.”

Castle Terrace named newcomer of the year

Castle Terrace named newcomer of the year

Scottish ‘Michelin Rising Star’, Castle Terrace Restaurant was awarded the prestigious Newcomer Award at the annual Catey Awards earlier this month, beating competition from restaurants throughout the UK to win the coveted accolade. The title reaffirms the Scottish restaurant’s status as one of the finest young establishments on the UK’s dining scene.

The award is the fifth big achievement of 2011 for Chef Patron, Dominic Jack and the team at Castle Terrace. In January the restaurant was recognised with a highly regarded ‘Michelin Rising Star’, true testament to the talent and commitment to quality of service shown by the entire restaurant team. The recognition was quickly followed with three other Scottish newcomer awards in 2011.

Beating off UK-wide competition from the industry’s leading food and drink establishments, Castle Terrace Restaurant is flying the flag for quality, fresh, seasonal Scottish produce. Previous ‘Newcomer’ winners include Michelin-starred restaurants Texture in London, The Nut Tree Inn in Oxon and sister restaurant The Kitchin.

The judges commented on the award winners: “Our winner is a restaurant that delivers the “nature to plate” philosophy that so many aim at, and one that is arguably setting new standards in one of the most competitive locations in the British Isles. This restaurant has already caught the attention of Michelin, and is widely tipped to pick up its first star next year. And one of the reasons it is doing so well is that the kitchen is under the talented guiding hand of chef-patron Dominic Jack.”

Commenting on the award, Chef Patron Dominic Jack says: “We have only been open for a year and in that time we have picked up a number of awards. It’s always rewarding to be acknowledged by customers and industry peers but to receive this national award is a real honour and we hope it will help to put Scotland and our enviable natural larder firmly on the culinary map.”

A gold & two silvers

A gold & two silvers

Stripe Communications scooped Gold and two Silver Awards at last night’s CIPR PRide Awards in recognition of its PR work over the last year – including Silver for Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy.

Stripe’s Gold Award was in the Not-for-Profit category for on-going campaign work with ‘see me’ – Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

The second Silver Award – in the Community Relations category – was for Stripe’s work with the Scottish Government on the No Knives, Better Lives initiative which seeks to prevent young people from becoming involved in violent behaviour, directly tackling knife crime and making Scotland’s streets safer.

Triple CIPR shortlist for Stripe

Triple CIPR shortlist for Stripe

Stripe Communications has been shortlisted for three awards in this year’s CIPR PRide Scotland Awards – Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy, Community Relations and Not-for-Profit.

The Community Relations shortlist is for Stripe’s work with the Scottish Government on the No Knives, Better Lives initiative which seeks to change the culture around violence in Scotland, preventing young people from becoming involved in violent behaviour, directly tackling knife crime and making Scotland’s streets safer.

Stripe’s Not-for-Profit shortlist is for on-going campaign work for ‘see me’ – Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

Winners will be announced at the CIPR PRide Awards at Prestonfield House Hotel, Edinburgh, on Thursday 4 November 2010.

Last year, Stripe received three gold CIPR PRide Awards including Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy, Best Use of Integrated Communications for their work on Taste of Edinburgh, and Best Campaign for £10k or Under for the Shelter ‘Hometime Scotland’ campaign.