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The standard of our Property PR work is consistently exceptional, with the team picking up a raft of communications awards in recent years.

We’ve been recognised for our public affairs, consultations, community engagement and more.

PRCA Dare Awards 2015

Winner – Corporate, Financial and Stakeholder Relations

What the judges said: Judges were impressed by GBW’s specialist Community & Public Affairs team and its highly successful stakeholder engagement campaign. Politicians, residents and local businesses were kept informed and liaised with throughout a major highways and regeneration scheme in Leicester.


CIPR Midlands PRide Awards 2014

Public Affairs Campaign – Gold

What the judges said: “This had the potential to be a contentious issue in the local community. This campaign, whilst not being ground-breaking, is an excellent example of a public affairs/community relations initiative, executed to perfection. Gough Bailey Wright engaged timeously with key influencers and members of the public in the community surrounding the flyover, using a clear strategy and time-honoured tactics. Textbook.”


CIPR PRide Awards 2012

Public Affairs – Gold

Community Relations – Silver

What the judges said: “Gough Bailey Wright was set a challenging brief to help Sainsbury’s gain planning permission for a store that had previously been refused. They delivered a strategically strong campaign that showed a clear understanding of the client’s needs and the audiences to be reached. This was a considered approach to a challenging brief, which resulted in the plans receiving planning permission.”


Golden Hedgehog Awards 2012

Best Public Affairs Campaign of the year

What the judges said: “This pro-active two-pronged campaign managed to achieve its clear aims and objectives successfully whilst engaging with and gaining much public support for an initially opposed development plan.”


2011 CIPR – Two Gold Awards

Best Public Affairs – Sainsbury’s

What the judges said: “A highly effective campaign that secured excellent results for Sainsbury’s and is an example of how to successfully manage a leading public affairs campaign.”


2010 – Birmingham Post Business Award

What the judges said: “What the judges said: “We were impressed by the fact that this was a company that has shown resilience in what has been a very tough sector and continued to grow the business. Their success in promoting the Purity ale was noted.”

2009 – CIPR Gold Award

Best Public Affairs – Sainsbury’s

What the judges said:“What the judges said: “Through a sustained communications programme targeting local media, residents and stakeholder groups, planning permission was successfully gained after the initial concerns were addressed. What impressed the judges most, was how the ‘battle’ was taken up by local residents, who took up their own petition. Their actions are testament to the success of this public affairs campaign.”