University goes for Double Gold

This is a team that understands the importance of integrated external and internal communications and they have combined the two to excellent effect. The judges can see this team going from strength to strength.
— Judges of CIPR PRide Awards

The University of Derby's News Team scooped double gold at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards, walking away with awards for Education Communications Campaign and Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team of the Year. 

The Bondholder company competed against more than 250 public relations professionals from across the Midlands, but the judges deemed that it was the team's clear and focused approach that made them the clear winners. 

The team won the gold in the Education Communications Campaign category for their Guide to Expertise. The campaign brings together media-friendly experts from the University, providing comments on everything from zombies to politics. 

Alice Oliver, Head of News at the University of Derby, said:'I'm so proud that the team has been recognised by our industry in this way, We are working really hard to keep up with the needs of journalists in the ever-changing media environments and these awards are confirmation that we are succeeding in our mission.'