Lancashire pair win PR awards

Lancashire Constabulary has won a public relations award for its Think Child campaign, and Rawtenstall-based Viva has been named the best small PR consultancy in the north.

The two organisations were honoured by the Public Relations and Communications Association at its annual Dare awards for the north.

Lancashire Constabulary won the Internal Communications Campaign of the Year for its Think Child project, orchestrated with the Altrincham-based IF Agency, which played a key role in the organisation's significant improvements in child safety in the region. 

Viva, established in 2002, works with advanced manufacturers, local authorities, charities and the education sector. 2019 has been one of the consultancy’s best ever, thanks to a series of new business wins which has seen turnover grow by over 25 per cent.

Tony Garner, Viva managing director, said: “This award means a lot because it come from our peers and underlines my belief that you don’t have to be city centre-based to be the best. Our motto is ‘small but fierce’ and we’ve proved it works.”