Following on from our recent big CIPR award wins late last year. Yesterday a few of us gathered over in Manchester for the Prolific North Awards which were attended by more than 800 digital, creative and PR types and some of the best agencies in the North of the UK. If I am honest we were delighted to be shortlisted for “Best Small PR Agency” and then just as we were settling in we only went and bloody won. I was pretty stunned, and had to make a rambling speech, which is a first for me at awards, I didn’t think we did that in marketing. There were some well-known names, with much bigger budgets and teams than us, but we won it on genuine merit which I am so proud about. The team here at Prohibition are all obviously delighted, albeit with slightly sore heads today but they bloody deserve it. I know everyone works hard in our industry but when you win you have to celebrate, because we are all so busy, so today I have been doing just that and plan to do it tonight as well. The guys in the office are all proud to be recognised by their peers and add it to the growing cabinet of prizes rattling around in our boardroom. Let’s hope this acts as a stepping stone to us winning again at the CIPR Excellence Awards in London on the 8th of June this year. Awards are fantastic accolades but just being shortlisted with so many fine agencies from up here is good enough for me. I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported us and worked with us over the last five years, we have come a long way from three consultants to 10 and we are not stopping here – I am having too much fun.