Media and External Affairs team highly commended in Communique PR’s “In-House Team of the Year” Award

On Thursday 28th June, the Communique PR Awards 2018 ceremony took place at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The Communique PR Awards celebrate “outstanding work in healthcare communications, showcasing the very best that our industry has to offer across local, European and international markets.” The Awards are judged by a panel of over 100 industry experts and leaders.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s Media and External Affairs team were delighted to be shortlisted for the Pegasus Award for In-House Team of the Year.

At the end of the night, despite some tough competition, Margaret Donnellan, Head of Media and External Affairs, and Gethin Matthews-Jones, External Affairs Manager for Wales, accepted the “Highly Commended” award in front of a large audience of industry professionals.

Gethin and Margaret with the award

Speaking about the RCPCH team, the judges said:

“The RCPCH team envisioned a brave goal with a tight budget and delivered real change. Their story really struck the judges because they campaigned for a real purpose. They put in a lot of hard work especially with the lack of resources they had and identified their point of innovation, which was finding creativity with low resources. The team was very cohesive, especially considering they came from different bases across the country. They were proactive in being public facing and they had tangible, impressive outputs. The judges were very impressed with this group.”