Patrick O’Grady, Ciara Flaherty, Aoiffe Llewellyn, Sandy Boundy, Maria Tracey, Susie Horgan, Wendy Good, Cathy Riordan, Aoife Ní Mhurchú, Rachel Lysaght and Camila Stefanelli of Springboard Communications celebrating being shortlisted for the PRCA Agency of the Year Award. Photo: Michael O’Sullivan/OSM PHOTO

A PR spring in their step

A Cork communications company has been shortlisted for a national award for excellence in public relations.

Springboard Communications in Cork city was selected for the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Agency of the Year Award for Excellence in Public Relations for its work with clients across the technology, tourism, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors over the past 12 months.

Springboard Communications Managing Director, Susie Horgan, said: “We are exceptionally proud to be shortlisted for the top agency award.

“This proves that our focus on strategic-long term partnerships with Irish and international clients is working well. We are very grateful to work with a diverse portfolio of fantastic clients.

“Celebrating 10 years of Springboard Communications in 2022 is a huge milestone for the agency, as we expand both our expert in-house team and our specialised communications offerings. Being shortlisted for this award is a fantastic acknowledgement of the hard work and creativity on which we pride ourselves.”

Springboard Communications has been nominated for the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations on several occasions, winning the Best Public Sector Campaign for the launch of the Waterford Greenway in 2018.

The shortlisting comes, Ms Horgan said, at a time of significant growth for the company, which rebranded a year and a half ago and launched its six new distinct core service offerings: The Strategy Hub, The Newsroom, The Content Studio, The Internal Wire, The Reporting Lab, and The Leadership Centre.

The 2022 winners of the Awards for Excellence in PR Awards will be announced on 24 June.