We scooped the Outstanding Agency of the Year 2015 Award at this year’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations North East PRide night.

It was a fantastically over-the-top evening at Newcastle’s Biscuit Factory, and with so many excellent agencies in the room – what better way to close the year than with such a great win.

Not only that, we also took home Gold Awards for Best Arts / Culture Award for the Festival of Thrift, and Best Publication for Story Homes.

Our success comes on the back of a great year for Cool Blue in which we have grown to become a team of 32 staff and increased our client portfolio with a range of leading brands.

BBC Radio Newcastle’s Alfie Joey was on hand to present the Outstanding Agency Award on a stage we shared with BBC business journalist Steph McGovern, who won the Communicator of the Year title.

The PRide awards are THE most credible regional awards in the public relations industry and recognise outstanding work in nine UK regions so it’s great to have been recognised in this way.