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CQ Magazine Shines Bright with Gold and Silver Wins at CIPR Awards

CQ Magazine, a quarterly gem of Coleraine Business Improvement District (Coleraine BID), made waves of achievement as it clinched not one but two prestigious awards at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) ceremony held at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast on Friday evening.

The outstanding publication, committed to highlighting the diverse array of high street and independent retailers in Coleraine, along with sharing inspirational stories from the town’s and surrounding boroughs’ residents, achieved the prestigious Gold award in the Not for Profit category. Furthermore, it proudly clinched the Silver award in the fiercely contested Best Publication category.

Behind the glossy pages of CQ Magazine lies a small yet fiercely dedicated team. They diligently craft a 96-page magazine, packed with captivating content, which is released quarterly. An impressive 5,000 copies find their way into the hands of eager readers through distribution to local hotels, restaurants, cafes, and shops.

The CIPR PRide Awards stand as a pinnacle in the realm of public relations. They are celebrated as the United Kingdom’s leading regional PR awards, commending exceptional practices and creativity in the field. These awards recognize and honour excellence in public relations and communications across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and six regions of England.

The success of CQ Magazine at the CIPR PRide Awards is not just a triumph for the publication but a testament to the unwavering commitment of the Coleraine BID team and the community it serves. With Gold and Silver gleaming proudly in their grasp, the future looks brighter than ever for this beloved publication, and its influence in celebrating Coleraine’s vibrant spirit is set to continue shining.

Jamie Hamill, Coleraine BID manager, expressed his thanks and delight over the awards, saying, “We are absolutely thrilled to have received these prestigious CIPR awards. It’s a credit to our team’s hard work and dedication, as well as the tremendous support from our local businesses and community. These honours motivate us to continue our efforts to improve Coleraine’s life and vibrancy.”

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Geoffrey Moffett