Didn’t an old song once say that a picture paints a thousand words? Well at Scriba PR we believe the opposite – our words can paint a thousand ‘images’ – and it seems the Examiner Business Awards’ judging panel agreed, as we were the lucky recipient of the ‘Creative Impact’ gong last night!
The Scriba team pulled on its glad rags for a night of glitz and glamour at the John Smith’s Stadium, where we joined a whole host of influential Yorkshire businesses for the annual prizegiving. Steered along by broadcasting legend Harry Gration, MBE, we waited nervously for our category to be announced.
Luckily, we were second in line, so could swiftly let our hair down once the official photos were over. We made it back to our seats just in time to see another one of our clients, Emily Irvine of Mustard & Punch, take home the prize for ‘Ambassador of the Year.
We were up against some very worthy winners – including our next-door neighbours here at Heritage Exchange, Pikcells – and were overjoyed to have our talents recognised in a room filled with our peers.
Our MD, Katie Mallinson, said; “What a superb night! We were shocked to say the least – as was the audience when they saw a gaggle of ladies take to the stage after watching a VT which talked about construction, tech, waste and recycling!
“Scriba PR has grown phenomenally over the past few years – more than I ever hoped for – and I’m incredibly lucky to be surrounded by nine other women who care as much about the ‘weird and wonderful’ sectors we work in as I do.”
In the words of our account manager, Hayley Paterson – responsible for penning the winning entry – “There’s no denying the strength of Huddersfield’s creative industry, so we were well aware that competition was going to be tough.
“We’d seen the calibre of cutting-edge digital and design-led entrants that have been shortlisted before, but we genuinely believed that our clever use of the English language – one of the most ancient forms of communication on Earth – was also worthy of award recognition! And thankfully, the judges did too!”
We’re so used to bursting with pride at our clients’ successes, that we’re not overly familiar with blowing our own trumpet. We’ll give ourselves today, then it will be back to ‘business as usual’!