Top award for Andy

17/Nov/2006

One of the country’s most prestigious awards – the Stephen Tallents Medal has been awarded by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations to Andy Green FCIPR, Partner at creativity@work and GREEN communications,

The Medal is awarded at the discretion of the CIPR President and recognises outstanding achievements in, and contributions to, the development of public relations.

 

With more than 20 years’ experience in public relations, Andy began his career as a Public Relations Officer for South Yorkshire County Council. Since then he has worked in-house and in consultancies, for both public and private sector organisations. .

 

Andy is author of two CIPR ‘PR in Practice’ titles: Creativity in Public Relations, the world’s first book on the subject; and the recently published Effective Personal Communication Skills for Public Relations. Amongst his many achievements, Andy is the driving force behind the Wakefield Media and Creativity Centre, which houses the Art of Propaganda Gallery – a museum on how perceptions are shaped and moulded.

 

Upon receiving the award Andy said: “I am passionate that everyone should leave a positive legacy for their work and also through their work. This award is both a tremendous accolade and achievement. One that will, I hope, inspire others to ask what they can do to extend the power and understanding of public relations.”

 

CIPR President Tony Bradley said: “In the ten years I have known Andy I have never seen anything faze him. He is ever-optimistic and has an almost childlike view of the world that translates into an enthusiastic and creative way of working which I have yet to find elsewhere.

 

“He has inspired a whole generation of practitioners to think out of the box and my colleagues and I often talk about doing an ‘Andy Green’ when we’re stuck for a creative solution. It gives me great pleasure to award him this Medal.”