13 September 2019

Acuitas shortlisted for PRCA National Awards 2019

Acuitas shortlisted for PRCA National Awards 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Acuitas Communications has been shortlisted in two awards categories in the PRCA National Awards 2019.

Our London-based team has been shortlisted for the Corporate, Financial and Investor Relations Award for its work for Coast Capital LLC, a New-York based hedge fund, in its successful and widely publicised shareholder activist campaign against the board of UK FTSE-250 company FirstGroup PLC.

The communications campaign which Acuitas designed and executed on behalf of Coast delivered a sustained level of scrutiny on the FirstGroup board over several months around key strategic events in the company’s financial calendar (Annual Results, an EGM and, later, its AGM) by financial media, institutional investors, analysts and other key stakeholders, fuelling a change of strategic direction at the company.

And, as a double cause for celebration, Fraser Schurer-Lewis, a key member of the agency’s management team, has been individually nominated in the category of Young Communicator of the Year Award.

Besides being much liked by our clients and colleagues, Fraser has made an exceptional contribution to the agency’s growth over recent years, and we are thrilled that this nomination recognises this contribution.

We look forward to joining our peers on 12 November for an evening of excitement and celebration. In the meantime, we send our very best wishes to everyone who has been shortlisted for the PRCA National Awards 2019 !