AN ILKLEY company has been shortlisted for seven highly sought-after industry awards.

As one of only two Yorkshire agencies in the running for seven PR honours out of over 50 that entered, Approach PR has been shortlisted for Not-for-Profit Campaign, Community Relations Campaign, Best Use of Social Media, Regional Campaign of the Year, Consumer Relations Campaign and Account Manager Jennifer Isles is in the running for Outstanding Young Communicator.

This is the ninth consecutive year that Approach has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations annual PRide Awards which celebrates the most talented agencies and outstanding campaigns in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Now in its fourteenth year, Approach, based on The Grove, has 23 industry and business awards including Gold for Best Use of Media Relations, Gold for Regional Campaign of the Year in 2013 for its work on Bradford’s Rising Stars programme and managing director Suzanne Johns was named Bradford Means Business Woman in Business 2014.

She said: “It is a tremendous accolade to be shortlisted in seven categories in our industry’s most recognised awards scheme and is testament to the hard work and business-changing results our talented team generates.

“PR is an important part of any business strategy particularly in this challenging climate and we’re delighted that our campaigns, creativity and tangible results are once again being recognised by the very best in the public relations industry. This continues to be a great year for Approach PR and we have many more exciting developments to come.”