Aura’s Chief, Laura Sutherland, has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Independent Practitioner category in the CIPR Excellence Awards.

The Awards are a celebration of creativity, professionalism and the fantastic results that PR practitioners are delivering for employers or clients.

Sutherland said: “I am thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Excellence Awards – they are recognised in the industry as one of if not the most prestigious and credible awards. I’ve not entered awards for years because I’ve always been involved in the CIPR, this year there is no conflict (although I am on the CIPR’s Council),  so I thought it was a great opportunity considering I became Chartered last year and have launched The PRofessionals, Scotland’s first PR festival.

“I am among fine company and I’ll need to start brushing up on my interview skills for the panel interview later this month!

“Well done to everyone who was shortlisted!”

The standard of judging is what sets the Excellence Awards apart from others in the industry. The bar is high and it’s a real journey for those who make the grade.

The Excellence Awards shine a light on your achievements and demonstrate the value of PR within modern business and beyond.