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B-Hive 2009 Winners featured in the Birmingham Post

Posted 7th October 2009

The Birmingham Post also picked up on the success of B-Hive 2009. Article transcribed below:

B-Hive awards hail new generation of Birmingham's PR talent

The winners of Birmingham’s graduate creative talent competition, B-Hive were announced at an awards evening attended by the region’s top agencies.

In its first year, B-Hive is the brainchild of specialist marketing recruitment consultancy Pitch Consultants who hosted the evening with support from Marketing Birmingham and creative agencies across the region.

The initiative aims to showcase the best of Birmingham’s public relations and design graduates from the University of Birmingham, Aston University, Birmingham City University and Matthew Boulton College.

Katherine White, from the University of Birmingham, was named as the overall winner of the PR category while Glenn Tucker from Birmingham City University won the design title.

Both Katherine and Glenn received membership to Midland marketing communications network PACE as well as support from Birmingham Future’s mentoring scheme. Along with a selection of highly commended entrants, the winners were awarded a series of work placements at the agencies represented in judging panels. Twelve agencies took part in the initiative, including One Black Bear, Rewired PR and KLM.

All the winners will also receive a one-day bespoke training course with Graduate Advantage. Ollie Purdom, director of Pitch Consultants, was impressed with the level and quality of entries received. He said: “It was great to see how many talented students Birmingham produces as the standard and diversity of the entries we received was second-to-none.”

The winners and highly commended were Katherine White, Jennifer Isles, Craig Owen, Scott Frankham, Charlotte Payne, Glenn Tucker, Ash Humby, Ben Woolrych, Laura Davies and Mark Lees.

Agencies taking part were Golley Slater Public Relations, Rees Bradley Hepburn, Seal Communications, McCann Erickson, One Black Bear, Trimedia, KLM, Rewired PR, Leader and WAA.

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