ONE of Dorset’s best-known public relations companies has been honoured at an awards event.

Sandbanks-based Liz Lean PR took the silver award for Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) South of England and Channel Island PRide Awards in Bristol.

The winners are selected from more than 950 entries by PR teams, consultancies and individuals across the UK, with a shortlist of 300 judged by CIPR’s team of 70 industry experts.

Liz Lean PR was shortlisted in two categories.

The 20-year-old agency offers public and media relations, planning and development PR, marketing, social media, crisis management, event management and stakeholder engagement.

Its 14-strong team works with such names as Hall & Woodhouse, Paultons Park, Odeon, Humphries Kirk solicitors, Weird Fish Clothing, Nuffield Health and Wave 105.

Managing director Liz Willingham said: “It is wonderful to see the hard work acknowledged as we enter our 20th year in the business.

“We have seen many changes but proven to remain constant throughout. We have exciting plans for the year ahead and this award sets the pace.”