Brighouse-based communications agency, Faith, has been shortlisted for a hattrick of prestigious industry awards, recognising its significant achievements, not only for its clients, but also as a dynamic business emerging successfully from the Covid Pandemic.
The PR, social and content agency has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Team’ category in the PR industry’s premier awards, the CIPR PRide Awards, the Prolific North Marketing Awards 2022, for a not-for-profit client campaign and as ‘Best Small Business’ in the inaugural Connect Yorkshire Business Awards.
Faith’s nominations are reward for coming through the challenging pandemic period, stronger than ever, with a 20% growth since 2020, a new building, new brand, ethos and mission.
The CIPR PRide Awards recognise the outstanding work the PR industry has produced over the past year and Faith’s shortlisting reflects the results of all its hard work, investing more than £200K in a new building and appointing a new account director to lead its digital accounts.
Faith’s shortlist in the 2022 annual Prolific North Marketing Awards, is for the ‘best not for profit campaign’ category, for its work with The Sleep Charity: Empowering the Nation to Sleep Better. Through this campaign Faith has helped raise awareness of the charity’s sleep helpline and wider support services.
The inaugural Connect Yorkshire Business Awards have been launched to celebrate Connect Yorkshire’s members’ hard work and dedication, within the local and national business community and to recognise businesses that have demonstrated great achievements. Faith’s award nomination shortlisting in the ‘Small Business of the Year’ category is for the team’s hard work to win more than 60 new clients in the past 24 months, including Calderdale Council and projects with Kirklees Council, and its dedication towards achieving great results for all of them.
The story of Faith’s successful year and professionalism could not be ignored by judges after hearing how the business found its way through suffering the untimely death of a senior colleague and friend, who had been with the agency for more than seven years. 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, the team put significant effort into remembering their colleague by raising over £5,000 to support their young son.
Faith has also implemented many new strategies to help retain employee engagement. These include Lunch and Learn sessions, an agency buddy scheme, investing in 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 being shortlisted for these three awards. It’s an honour and a credit to the skills and experience of everyone at Faith to be selected from 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, Prolific North and Connect Yorkshire. We’re all looking forward to the award ceremonies and will be keeping our fingers crossed.”