Published October 7th, 2021
A leading Cornish communications agency has won two awards at this year’s CIPR PRide Awards for the South of England and Channel Islands.
Barefoot Media, which is based near Wadebridge, came away with a silver award in the Small PR Consultancy of the Year category, at a virtual awards ceremony which took place on 6 October.
Following a rigorous entry and interview process, account manager Sophie Peters also won silver in the Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year category, which celebrates the achievements and performance of young professionals showing considerable promise as future leaders.
Sophie said: “I am so thrilled to have won silver in the Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year category, against some very talented individuals within the industry.
“Over the last three years, Barefoot has really allowed me to develop my skills across a broad range of sectors, find my specialism, and carve out my own path as an account manager. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Barefoot’s professionalism, strong business strategy, achievements, and resilience throughout the pandemic were also recognised in the Small PR Consultancy category, with the agency winning a silver award.
Managing director Jim Michell said: “The last 18 months have been hugely challenging for the communications industry, and our team has shown great flexibility and creativity, culminating in rapid business recovery and now some fantastic accolades.”
Organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, the South of England and Channel Islands PRide Awards are open to agencies and in-house teams based in 13 counties, spanning from Cornwall in the west to Kent in the south east, taking in Bristol, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Wight.
Founded in 2002 by Jim and Ellie Michell, Barefoot Media works across a broad range of sectors, including travel and tourism, food and drink, property and construction, and technology.
It is one of the region’s most decorated agencies, having won 22 industry awards since 2010.
With a six-strong team of PR and digital marketing professionals, its core services include public relations, marketing strategy, social media, email marketing, website content creation, events management, and photography.