Holyrood PR’s David Connor wins top PR award

by Scott Douglas

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Just a year after switching from journalism to PR, David Connor has been named Scotland’s best young communicator in the annual PR awards.

The Holyrood PR account manager picked up the Young Communicator of the Year ccolade at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel.

Organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in Scotland, the annual awards ceremony rewards outstanding PR and communications acrosss the public and private sectors.

The Hamp Hamilton trophy, awarded to the cream of the country’s young talent, is among the most sought-after of the awards.

David was awarded the 2005/2006 title just a year after moving to PR from his position as news editor with leading news organisation, Deadline Press & Picture Agency.

His winning submission centred on his work with innovative in-taxi TV firm Cabtivate – specifically for a campaign where company founder Mark Greenhalgh was dubbed the “Dragon Slayer” for making the business a success despite a disastrous appearance on BBC show The Dragon’s Den.

Greenhalgh later attributed every piece of new business won at Cabtivate to the media coverage generated by Holyrood PR.

The CIPR judges were impressed with the range and diversity of skills shown by David while working across a host of Holyrood PR’s main clients.

David said: “I’m honoured and delighted with the award. The main reason behind this success is the responsibility and support afforded to me during my work with Holyrood PR.”

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