MAKING SOME NOISE FOR UK PR: GONG COMMUNICATIONS WINS A QUEEN’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE
Gong is the first PR firm to win this prestigious award in recognition of its successful export of UK communications expertise
London, 21 April 2014: Gong Communications today announces that it has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its growing international business and work with clients in Asia, Africa and the US.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the UK’s highest accolade for business success with winners selected by the Prime Minister’s office and approved by HM The Queen. It is free to enter, but companies must submit extensive, independently audited information in support of their entries.
Business to business focused PR firm Gong, and its specialist arts and luxury arm, Muse generate 50% of their revenues from organisations based outside of the UK. Clients include Singapore listed agribusiness, Olam International; emerging markets private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners; Nairobi based real estate development, Garden City; and Fine Art Asia.
Narda Shirley, Gong’s MD said, “We are proud exporters of communications expertise to companies who like us, are international in their client focus. The UK undoubtedly has a language and a time-zone advantage in global communications which we have used to carve a niche working for entrepreneurial and innovative brands who make the news wherever they go.”
Gong and Muse provide clients with a blend of PR services including media relations, events, copy writing and increasingly social media support. Digital communications are a growing aspect of the business and a campaign to find a truly impressive gong using social media, will form the basis of the firm’s own celebratory campaign.
Freya Simms, MD of Muse, commented, “It is a real thrill to have won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. To mark winning the biggest gong of all, we are going to fulfil a long-held ambition to find Britain’s most impressive gong to bang in time for the Grant of Appointment ceremony this summer.”