14 August 2012
The Institute of Credit Management (ICM) has been shortlisted in the Not-For-Profit category of the 2012 Midlands Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards for its outstanding efforts to raise the profile of the credit management industry and to highlight the ongoing issues surrounding late payment.
Six companies from the Midlands region have been shortlisted for the category, which will be judged on how successfully each not-for-profit organisation communicated its message and met its key campaign objectives between June 2011 and June 2012.
Philip King, Chief Executive of the ICM, sees the nomination as testament to the hard work carried out by the Institute on behalf of its members, and the close working relationship with its external agency partners, Gravity London: "We are incredibly proud of all that we have achieved over the past year in helping the voice of the credit manager to be heard and will continue to engage with the media in order to foster a wider understanding of the professional work of our members."
The rigorous judging process for the awards will see a national panel of industry experts assess the shortlisted entries and select the winners. More than 1,000 entries to the awards were received from across the UK, according to CIPR CEO Jane Wilson MCIPR: "The CIPR PRide awards celebrate the best PR and communications campaigns across the country. To be shortlisted for a CIPR PRide Award demonstrates exemplary achievement, impact and value - immediately putting your work in the spotlight."
The winners of the 2012 Midlands CIPR PRide Awards will be announced at a black-tie dinner on the 2nd November at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.