Plain Speaking shortlisted for three PRide awards

Pippa Lain-Smith, MD of Plain Speaking PR with fashion bloggers at the intu Chapelfield Norwich Loves Fashion event

The shortlist for the 2018 CIPR PRide Awards (Anglia, Thames & Region) has been announced. And we’re delighted to be in the running for three titles.

Plain Speaking PR has been shortlisted in the categories of Best consumer campaign for our work with intu Chapelfield and the Norwich Loves Fashion campaign. Best low budget campaign (also for intu Chapelfield). And for the first time, the business has been recognised as one of the most outstanding small consultancies in the east of England; the only Norfolk based PR agency on the shortlist.

The announcement follows a successful 2017, when we were thrilled to be shortlisted in three categories and to win a gold PRide award for the Best integrated campaign, recognising fantastic work delivered for our client Dipple & Conway Opticians around its sponsorship of Norwich Fashion Week.

Pippa Lain-Smith, managing director of Plain Speaking PR says; “We’re really proud to be on the PRide shortlist again this year, and for our work to be recognised amongst such a high calibre of PR agencies and teams. A big thank you to our long-standing clients, friends and colleagues for supporting us over the past (nearly) 12 years. We’ll be keeping everything tightly crossed until November, when we’ll be heading to the award ceremony in Cambridge. Wish us luck!”


To see the full shortlist, and read more about the CIPR Pride awards, visit

Photo credit: Matt Keal Photography