Thanks for all the lovely comments ahead of Astley Media’s ‘red carpet’ moment at our industry awards.

And guess what? We struck gold, winning Outstanding Small PR Consultancy of the Year 2017.

Being judged by the Chartered Institute means a lot to me. When your peers recognise the work you do, the achievements, the positive and supportive culture we have tried to create, it’s a great feeling.

They say small is beautiful, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have lofty ambitions.

Laura Emma, Susanna, Charlotte, Caroline, Isobel and Marc are a delight to work with. Our clients and partner companies are a fantastic set of brands to work alongside.

We also won Silver for Corporate & Business Communications, recognising our work with Property Search Group. And we were shortlisted for Not for Profit campaign for the Fast Track to Growth business programme.

And, amazingly, despite hitting the dance floor several times, and catching up with acquaintances at the bar, I managed to not lose the trophy or certificates. Now that is award-winning behaviour.