Anchor’s staff magazine, Purple, has been named “best publication” at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Yorkshire and Lincolnshire PRide awards.

The awards ceremony at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds last night (Thursday 28 November) saw Purple fight off strong competition to win the coveted gold award.

The judges were impressed with Purple’s range of content and the way it tackled ‘gritty’ issues, such as features on how colleagues respond to customer deaths, and supporting tenants to prevent them getting into financial difficulty.

They said: “Purple is the perfect blend of compelling stories, weaved together with Anchor's core values and vision at its heart. Communicating with 9,000 staff is no mean feat, and Purple has given a voice to staff who work in a challenging, yet rewarding environment.”

Communications Manager, Natalie Oates who has worked on Purple for a number of years said: “Purple is a core internal communication channel for reaching Anchor colleagues – and for giving them a voice. We were up against some tough competition and I’m really proud the hardwork of the team who work on Purple has been recognised with this prestigious award.”

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