Double awards shortlisting for purplefish

We are delighted to announce purplefish has been shortlisted in the CIPR Excellence awards for Diversity & Inclusion in Communications, for setting up new social enterprise, Represent. We are also very excited that the Bristol Post has recognised what we already know and shortlisted our Molly for ‘Outstanding Apprentice of the Year’.

Represent, established in 2014 by purplefish managing director, Joanna Randall, and non-exec director, Liz Gadd, is a social enterprise with a mission to promote and improve equality, diversity and inclusion in the creative sector in Bristol. The Represent concept has received an overwhelming response from those living and working in the South West region and beyond.

Joanna Randall, managing director, purplefish, said: “To be shortlisted for a CIPR Excellence award is a huge achievement and opportunity for purplefish and Represent. We are self-funded and looking to expand so the award will hopefully help us gain more support from people and businesses who feel passionate about increasing equality and diversity in the creative sectors.

“Also we are extremely delighted that Molly has been shortlisted for Outstanding Apprentice as she’s been doing excellent work and continues to excel at purplefish. The awards are a great way to recognise and support young talent in the South West and beyond.”

Molly was nominated for ‘Outstanding Apprentice of the Year’ award in February after joining purplefish as our social media apprentice.

On making the shortlist, Molly Dowling, social media apprentice, purplefish said: “Entries for the Bristol Post awards went up by 22% this year, so to be on a shortlist of four is a great achievement for me, as well as being featured in the Bristol Post.

“Being an apprentice at purplefish has given me so many opportunities. To learn and work at the same time whilst doing something I love and I am passionate about is amazing. I am so grateful and lucky to have this exciting experience.”