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Talk to the Press winning awards

Since launching, Talk to the Press has won several business awards and multiple journalism awards, not to mention being shortlisted and receiving nominations for other awards.

Our latest scoop saw Talk to the Press’ Paisley Gilmour win two press awards at the NAPA (National Association of Press Agencies) annual awards.

Paisley won awards for both Feature Story of The Year and The Kevin Fitzpatrick Award (young reporter of the year).  Paisley’s winning story was about a stalker victim who called police 120 times before eventually being attacked and stabbed eight times. Whilst her young reporter of the year award was for for a story about a woman who decided to end her severely disabled daughter’s life.  Both were tragic stories told with sensitivity and power.

You can read more about Talk to the Press’ success here: https://www.talktothepress.co.uk/behind-the-scenes/talk-to-the-press-wins-two-more-press-awards

IMG_3329Here is our Paisley proudly holding her two NAPA awards for ‘Young reporter of the year’ and ‘Feature story of the year’.

Other awards of note…

  • TTTP founder Natasha won the ‘Women in Business’ award at the Startups Awards, which recognise achievements of new business in the UK.  The ten award judges said about Natasha and Talk to the Press: “In a particularly hotly contested category, the judges in the end unanimously voted Natasha Courtenay-Smith the winner. Her innovative business builds on the growing media demand for fascinating stories about real people, and has proved immensely successful, facilitating stories in most mainstream newspapers and magazines as well as online and broadcast media.”
  • TTTP wins ‘Outstanding New Publicity Solution’ by the Global Business Excellence awards.  Judge Andrew Areoff said: ‘Talk to the Press provide ordinary people with the skill and know-how to tell their story to the world. Dealing with the media can be a daunting process but Talk to the Press guides their clients through the media maze and holds their hand all the way. Their specialist knowledge, eye for a great story and client focus sets them apart. Not only have the developed a great proposition they also deliver what their clients want and expect in a caring and professional way.’
  • TTTP wins at the Smarta awards, being recognised as one of the UK’s smartest small businesses, having been chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden
  • Natasha was featured on Management Today magazine’s prestigious ’35 under 35’ annual list of female high flyers. This famous list whichis published annually features a roll call of the most inspirational businesswomen under the age of 35 in the UK. Natasha was one of 16 entrepreneurs on the 2010 list.

Natasha Courtenay-Smith, founder of Talk to the Press said: ‘We are the only online press agency to have won any business awards at all, and to have been recognised by the likes of Smarta and Management Today magazine is fantastic. The best thing is to know that the business has been evaluated on all levels – and given a seal of approval – by people as well respected and experienced as Deborah Meaden.’


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