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Aurora named Communiqué Communications Consultancy of the Year

Builds on last year's success to triumph at 2013 Communiqué Awards

Communique Awards 2013 Aurora

Aurora picked up the prestigious Communiqué Communications Consultancy of the Year trophy at last night's 2013 Communiqué Awards in London.

Aurora earned particular praise from the Communiqué judges for the enormous amount its staff had achieved since the agency was set up seven years ago by Claire Eldridge and Neil Crump.

“The team has delivered the most incredible year-on-year growth for the last three years running. And the reason for that success is in the achievements that they have delivered to their clients,” the judges said.

They added: “Aurora has integrity and a strong company vision and values, and is an agency that has consistently delivered on its promise. It's an organisation that has a clever and different model of working that pushes boundaries.”

To take the award the agency beat the likes of Red Door Communications, who were this year highly commended by the Communiqué judges as “a true heritage brand that continues to grow and develop year-on-year, and never rests on its laurels”.

Aurora, which said the majority of its new business is won without a pitch, summed up its core philosophy as a happy team working with happy clients to deliver great work and result in strong growth.

Aurora last year won the Communiqué Small Independent Consultancy of the Year Award but 2012 saw it take on 12 new staff and outgrow the 'small' category.

The agency also earned plaudits for a company culture that has only ever seen two employees leave – and one returned after only 16 months.

Aurora was, the Communiqué judges concluded, “a very well run and happy company, with an outstanding culture that is really paying dividends both for the business and their clients”.

The Communiqué programme, which took place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, is run by PMLiVE publishers PMGroup and is specifically designed to recognise and commend excellence and best practice in local, European and international healthcare communications.

Reward for social media outreach work

There was further good news at the 2013 Communiqué Awards for the team, who also picked up the Excellence in Communications via Meetings or Congresses Award.

This came in recognition of their work on Roche's SHARE+ programme, which saw the pharma company invite representatives from a broad range of patient groups to London for a social media summit.

“This programme was a breath of fresh air and a really smart way of building relationships with patient organisations,” the Communique judges said. “It creatively looked at how these relationships and patient interactions happened and how digital and social media strategies could be improved.”

“Not only did it over-achieve on its objectives, it also demonstrated long-term commitment to these patient organisations and was very cost effective.”

• See the full results of the Communiqué Awards 2013
• See all the photos from the Communiqué Awards 2013

4th July 2013

From: Marketing

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