Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Best Creative CompanyAward; Creativity and Innovation Help Drive Success and This Award Pays Tribute to Those Firms in the Region That Are Leading the Way SHORTLIST

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Best Creative CompanyAward; Creativity and Innovation Help Drive Success and This Award Pays Tribute to Those Firms in the Region That Are Leading the Way SHORTLIST

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Press Ahead Ltd, Sunderland Press Ahead is an award-winning PR, marketing, research, creative and media consultancy.

It project manages national, regional and local campaigns across traditional and digital media, taking care of PR for companies of all sizes while also establishing a solid reputation for its research and creative work. The company aims to deliver top notch creative ideas and great value for clients across the UK, helping them stay ahead of the game.

Its work has touched many aspects of life in the region and one of its stated aims is to help make the North East an even better place to live, work and do business. Contributing to this end have been campaigns such as Passionate people, Passionate places; the firm's work on the 2018 World Cup bid; the creation of SkillsBridge; promotion of electric vehicles; helping to run the Alternative Business Awards on behalf of the Percy Hedley Foundation; and building Ladies Day into a sell-out event at Newcastle Racecourse. The company has a turnover of PS1.4m and employs 11 people.

JC Atkinson & Son Ltd, Washing-tonThis company is the UK's largest independent manufacturer of coffins, caskets and other funeral related products.

The firm, which supplies funeral directors across the UK, has grown its national appeal by repositioning its marketing material to give it a neutral feel as far as location is concerned - thus removing potential concerns about the distance involved in deliveries from the North East.

The company says its broad range of products provide customers with an unrivalled one-stop-shop.

Meanwhile, it has established a solid reputation for its green credentials that give it a strong voice on all ethical panels in the funeral industry.

To improve awareness and acceptance of the industry in general, JC Atkinson & Son teamed up with artist Molly Russell - daughter of the late film director Ken Russell - who designed and constructed life-sized coffins of animals, which were displayed at an exhibition in London. …

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