We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the Silver award for Small PR Consultancy of the Year in the PR industry’s premier awards, the 2022 CIPR PRide Awards for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
The CIPR PRide Awards recognise the outstanding work the PR industry has produced over the past year and our shortlisting reflects the results of all the team’s hard work with a 20% growth in turnover since 2020, more than £200k invested into a new building and appointing a new account director to lead its digital accounts.
The story of Faith’s successful year and professionalism could not be ignored by judges after hearing how we found our way through suffering the untimely death of a senior colleague and friend, who had been with the agency for more than seven years in September 2021. The impact was huge and heartfelt by the business, and this had to be navigated through whilst still supporting clients’ needs. In the months following, our team put significant effort into remembering their colleague by raising over £5,000 to support her young son. This year, we are continuing our fundraising efforts with ’31 for Kirsty’, for SADS UK, the leading charity for Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, the condition from which Kirsty died.
To support Faith’s growth, we also implemented many new strategies over the past year to support employee engagement. These include Lunch and Learn sessions, an agency buddy scheme, an annual training budget, offering mental health support sessions, and providing regular community support, such as food bank donations.
Managing director, Stefanie Hopkins said: “Coming out of a difficult couple of years, I am so proud of Faith and the team for winning this award. It’s an honour and a credit to the skills and experience of everyone at Faith to be voted the Silver winner by the CIPR judges in the face of so many great businesses and agencies in the region.
“We are lucky to have brilliant clients that the Faith team deliver amazing results for day in, day out, and I am delighted to see all our efforts being recognised by the CIPR. We’re all looking forward to the award ceremonies and will be keeping our fingers crossed.”