Last night I was lucky enough to attend the PR Week Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The Stamps go Social project I had been working on with Onlinefire and PR agency Eulogy, just before I left Royal Mail was up for the Digital and Social Media Award, and the agency had very kindly invited me to the awards ceremony. Sadly it wasn’t to be our night as the category was won by the RAF Benevolent Fund, but having said that getting as far as the shortlist was nothing to be ashamed of.
It was a pretty good night out, with a far too short opening set from Tim Minchin and the awards presented by Tony Blair’s spin doctor Alastair Campbell. I was delighted to see my pal Carol Barbone clinch the Public Affairs gong for her No Second Runway at Stansted Airport campaign, although it was a shame that she wasn’t there, so I could congratulate her in person.Well done Carol.
It was also good to run into and chat with my mate Matt Stokoe, now a Senior Director at Clarion Communications.
I like to think I taught you everything I knew back at Comms Services all those years ago Matt, must have taken all of an afternoon!
The food was pretty good too, I’m definitely going to try to replicate the goat’s cheese, beetroot and orange salad we had too start. The guinea fowl was delicious, even if it could have done with a little more green veg and the Grand Mariner creme brulee with orange sorbet was just divine.
Big thank you to the boys and girls from Eulogy and Onlinefire for a great night out.