Wollongong PR company LBPR is celebrating two wins at the 2018 Public Relations Institute of Australia awards for NSW.
Lisa Burling, Tabitha Galvin and their team won two categories at the Golden Target Awards on Thursday. LBPR was recognised as Best Small Business Consultancy and for running the best small PR campaign for its work with Girl Guides Australia. It related in part to publicity around the diamond anniversary of National Girl Guide Biscuit Day.
The celebration involved dozens of girls setting up biscuit stalls to fundraise for Girl Guiding activities such as informal learning programs, fun adventures, international travel, camps, outings and national events for girls from all backgrounds, cultures and religions.
Funds from biscuit sales support the delivery of programs that respond to the issues affecting girls and young women. That includes promoting women in leadership, financial literacy, awareness against body image stereotypes and gender-based violence.
Selling the biscuits each year also helps the girls grow in confidence to enjoy and learn from many other activities such as beach clean-ups.
The recognition for LBPR came the same night as a City Recognition Reception hosted by Wollongong Lord Mayor councilor Gordon Bradbery where Ms Burling was selected as one of the local community being thanked for their many achievements and contribution to the city.
She was one of a number of Illawarra Women in Business award winners recognised on Thursday. But was unable to attend either event because she regards her most important job as being a mum to her two children and one had an accident and injured his hand the day before.