A PUBLIC relations team is celebrating after winning a major regional award.

Ringwood-based marketing and communications agency Mc-Kenna Townsend took the Consultancy of the Year Award at the Public Relations Consultancy Association’s DARE Awards in Bristol.

It was recognised for its strong communications programmes, client retention and results driven approach.

Matt McKenna, co-managing director, said: “What a brilliant night. The DARE Awards are highly competitive and we are delighted that the work we deliver as an agency has been recognised.”

The firm was set up in 2003 by Mr McKenna and Sarah Townsend and still retains its first client, the Subway brand.

Thirty-five per cent of its clients have been with it for more than five years and a further 30 per cent for more than three years.