Interel was the big winner from this week’s Public Affairs Awards Europe, scooping five prizes including Consultancy of the Year. The PRCA event celebrates the very best of the public affairs industry across Europe.
Other notable winners include Europe Analytica, which won In-house Team of the Year and Lobbying the European Parliament; Hanover which picked up Best In-House Consultancy of the Year while Hanover’s Anna Swierczyna was named Promising Newcomer; and Cambre Associates, which won Collaboration with the Brussels Press Corps and the Trade Body Campaign of the Year.
The Outstanding Contribution Award, went to Maria Laptev, former Executive Director of the European Centre for Public Affairs.
Michael Burrell, Co-Chairman of the Judging Panel and Director, European Centre for Public Affairs, said: ‘The award entries submitted for this evening demonstrate vividly the significant contribution that public affairs practitioners make to the development of EU public policy-making.
‘Reviewing the winning entries, I was struck by how the best in our industry demonstrate an impressive combination of innovation and professionalism. We found a consistent level of high-quality public affairs work across all sectors – in-house, consultants, trade associations, professional bodies and NGOs alike. I am especially pleased that the outstanding contribution award went this year to Maria Laptev. I have worked with Maria and admired her work over decades and I know that the many people in the Brussels public affairs community whom she has helped over the years will be delighted to see her multiple achievements recognised with this well-deserved award.’
The full list of winners from the night:
Lobbying the European Parliament: Europe Analytica
Lobbying Member States: Alber & Geiger
Collaboration with the Brussels Press Corps: Cambre Associates
Brexit-Related Campaign of the Year: Grayling
Ethical Campaign: Interel
Trade Body Campaign of the Year: Cambre Associates
Corporate Campaign of the Year: Nissan
Use of Social Media: ZN Consulting
Think Tank of the Year: European Academies’ Science Advisory Council
Professional Body of the Year: ISACA
Best In-House Consultancy Collaboration: Hanover
Consultancy Campaign of the Year: Interel
In-house Professional of the Year: Graeme Taylor, ECPA
Consultant of the Year: Grégoire Poisson, Interel
In-house Team of the Year: Europe Analytica
Consultancy of the Year: Interel
Promising Newcomer: Anna Swierczyna, Hanover
Outstanding Contribution: Maria Laptev