CIPR chief executive Jane Wilson MCIPR commented: ‘The CIPR PRide Awards celebrate the best PR and communications campaigns and teams from across the region. The sheer number of high-quality entries received this year, especially when things are still pretty tough out there economically, is testament to a thriving regional industry. The CIPR PRide Awards represent the best, most creative and most effective PR work across the UK, and to win an award is a great achievement.'
Judges comments on the magazine included: ‘Escape fulfils the brief of encouraging a wide range of travellers to travel again. Objectives were clear and results show they have been met. All this and a masthead that can be read from the other end of the carriage - priceless!'
‘Wow,' says Tilly Boulter, Think's chief executive, ‘we are thrilled that Escape has been recognised in this way - the team work so hard to ensure that it maximises all opportunities to encourage customers to travel with FGW again and again. A truly brilliant customer magazine, and a very deserving winner of this amazing gold award!'
Escape was also recognised as the Best Customer Magazine at the PPA Scotland Awards in October.