Agency eyes fourth European PR award

Acceleris launch strategy catapulted Purple into the national business and disability agenda when it opened the London Stock Exchange on the day of launch, supported by autistic actor and Holby City star Jules Robertson.

Acceleris launch strategy catapulted Purple into the national business and disability agenda when it opened the London Stock Exchange on the day of launch, supported by autistic actor and Holby City star Jules Robertson.

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A Harrogate-based communications agency has been shortlisted for a European PR Excellence Award for the fourth time in as many years.

Acceleris, which also has an office in London, is competing with the likes of IBM and Lidl in the Issues and Reputation Management category of the awards, which take place in Berlin on December 8, for its campaign to launch disability employment agency Purple.

Acceleris was tasked with naming and launching the agency as a revolutionary new consultancy service to create a more positive and mutually beneficial relationship between business and the disabled community.

Purple aims to help more than 20,000 disabled people to find permanent jobs and enable thousands of businesses to become Disability Confident over the next decade.

Louise Vaughan, Acceleris’ managing director, said: “The high calibre of other brands in the category underlines the high regard in which our work is held and I’m incredibly proud of the team for being nominated again – in itself an amazing achievement.”

Acceleris won the award in Munich in 2013 and again in Stockholm in 2015 and has won a total of 48 UK and international awards since its launch in 2006.