By Powerscourt on 20/02/2023

Powerscourt secures shortlisting in two categories for PRWeek Awards

Powerscourt has secured recognition on the shortlists of two categories in the PR Week Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards.  

Stelrad Group’s IPO has made this year’s shortlist in the Best Handling of an IPO Category. The team, led by James White and Molly Melville, supported the IPO of one of Europe’s leading radiator manufactures on the London Stock Exchange in November 2021. 

Working closely with Stelrad’s broker, Investec, and Powerscourt’s Digital Engagement team led by Ollie Beckwith, the team added a creative edge through a paid social media targeting via a LinkedIn campaign that highlighted the Group’s sustainability credentials to key investor audiences.  

Powerscourt’s support for TOG and Fora, which merged under the joint brand The Office Group to create a leading flexible workspace provider in the UK and Germany, has been shortlisted in the Best Handling of a Merger or Acquisition category. Justin Griffiths, Partner and Head of Financials & Real Estate, led Powerscourt’s team along with Victoria Heslop, advising both companies as well as their owners Blackstone and Brockton Capital. The deal was hailed by one sector journalist as “the UK real estate story of the year”. 

Powerscourt delivered a proactive and flexible communications strategy that involved extensive media engagement from an initial leak to significant coverage of the formal transaction announcement. Paramount to the deal’s success was active engagement to communicate the deal’s strong strategic rationale against the backdrop of a return to the office post-pandemic.  

Rory Godson, CEO, said: “Our recognition in these categories reflects the value we delivered to clients across two very different transactions. By combining the latest thinking in digital with our world-class expertise in financial communications, we’re showing what it means to be an agency fit for the future of communications.”