Congleton Beartown is now a multi award winning company as it adds the Golden Hedgehog PR Award 2012 to its collection which includes a HOW DO Public Service Award.Hedge hog award

This award was made at The Hilton Hotel Manchester at a black tie gala dinner on the evening of the 21st of March. Paul Bates who was in attendance said “the competition was fierce the PR professional crème de la’ crème being all present in the room is quite intimidating. 20 awards were made during the evening and the Best Community Engagement Campaign of The Year was deemed to be such a high calibre category that a highly commended award was to be given. BBC’s Andy Crane was the master of ceremonies and he announced the winner overall as Congleton Beartown Ltd for Bearmania. As I walked to the stage Andy said “this initiative was now multi award winning, and had structured goals and objectives that it met and exceeded its expectations and was highly successful in engaging with its home audience and a wider audience. The judges commended it on its ingenuity, innovation and highly professional execution.”

To win this award against the wealth of talent and experience on show at the awards is a fantastic achievement for the town.

Mediocrity is not for the “Little Town With The Big Heart”

Paul Bates:

“Our efforts would mean absolutely nothing without the breath of fresh air ideas which comes from our school children, the communication of those ideas from the teachers and the support from our team who made the event possible. Our thanks must go to that team of Congleton Town Council, Cheshire East Council, Plus Dane, Hammond McNulty, Michelle Jones, Jigsaw RTM, Ravensworth, Beresford’s and Top Nosh who all gave services free of charge. Plus the skills and dedication of the artists, the participating companies and the people of the town and the visitors from far and wide who completed the “Bear Trail”