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Genesis shortlisted for national PR agency of the year award

Genesis shortlisted for national PR agency of the year award

Regional PR and communications agency Genesis, based in Ipswich, has been shortlisted for the national title of Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy of the Year at the 2019 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards. Genesis is the only agency from the East of England in the category.

The agency, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, has also been shortlisted for Public Affairs Campaign of the Year, for its central government lobbying work.

The CIPR Excellence Awards reward best practice in public relations, with the category for Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy recognising the achievements, performance and excellent work of consultancies with an annual fee income of less than £1 million. The category is judged on performance over a three-year period.

The nominations follow a year in which Genesis won five awards at the 2018 CIPR Anglia, Thames and Chiltern Regional Awards and was listed in the top 40 PR agencies outside London by national media title PR Week.

Penny Arbuthnot, director at Genesis, said: “We’re overjoyed to have made it to the finals, competing against other global and London-based PR agencies. Our whole team work tirelessly for our clients so credit must go to them.

Competing agencies will go head to head for awards in 31 categories at the 2019 CIPR Excellence Awards, which are the sector’s longest-running and most rigorous awards scheme. Shortlisted entrants are put through their paces by expert category judges, with the winners announced at a black-tie event attended by over 1,000 PR professionals on Tuesday 25 June in London. 

Genesis works with clients across a variety of sectors, delivering strategic, integrated marketing communications through PR, social media, SEO and digital marketing, as well as other services. For more information visit the Genesis website.

For full details of the shortlisted CIPR Excellence Awards see the CIPR website.

Genesis - integrated PR and marketing agency in Ipswich, Suffolk
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Genesis is a full service integrated PR and marketing agency.  Ranked a PR Week Top 40 agency outside London and the only agency on the list in the East of England.

2018 and 2019 CIPR PRide GOLD winner for Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy for the Anglia, Thames, and Chiltern regions.

The agency has a broad range of national and regional business to business, public sector and business to consumer clients including professional services, trade and professional bodies, health and social care, education, training, technology, manufacturing and logistics.

Services include:


  • Public relations
  • Crisis and reputation management
  • Community engagement
  • Social media
  • Digital marketing
    • Facebook and Google
    • Email marketing
  • Website UX/CRO
  • SEO
  • Design and branding
  • Direct marketing

Genesis' office is based in Ipswich in a building on Foxes Marina on the Strand and is close to A14 and A12 road links as well as Ipswich town centre.

See or call 01473 326400.


Genesis works closely with local food bank charity, FIND, supporting them with their PR, marketing and digital needs on a pro-bono basis. For more information see