03 Mar 2023

Oliver Hughes named Leader of the Year at the PRCA City and Financial Awards

MHP Group wins two awards at the 2023 PRCA City and Financial Awards!

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We are thrilled to share that we have won two awards in the PRCA City and Financial Awards 2023, including a win for Oliver Hughes, Head of Capital Markets, in the Corporate and/or Financial Comms Professional of the Year category.

 The PRCA City and Financial Awards recognise the talent and impact of individuals, teams and campaigns from the best of the City and Financial PR and communications industries. Judged by some of the biggest names from the worlds of City leadership, communications and journalism, winning these awards truly recognises leading-edge PR and communications work.

Corporate and/or Financial Comms Professional of The Year (Agency)

Oliver Hughes, Head of Capital Markets, was named Financial Professional of The Year. Oliver leads MHP’s 30-strong Capital Markets team, which is now ranked as one of the UK’s leading financial communications firms. Oliver specialises in business-critical communications and has advised some of the world’s leading organisations on mergers & acquisitions, shareholder activism, corporate campaigns, and crises. He is a senior consultant to clients and has recently advised on high-profile corporate situations His strategic communications work was central in driving advocacy amongst investor, political and other stakeholders. 

Best M&A or Communications in Support of a Transaction Award

We were named the winner for Best M&A or Communications in Support of a Transaction Award for our work on Ultra Electronics acquisition by Cobham. Being a client of over fifteen years, the team supported Ultra Electronics on the transaction by making it clear that Ultra had a strong independent future, resulting in praise by the media including one headline from The Times: “To put up or shut up? Ultra Electronics’ results made that an easy decision for Cobham”. 

The win follows our recent shortlist for PRWeek Corporate, City & PA Awards, where Oliver Hughes, Head of Capital Markets, is also shortlisted for Corporate and/or Financial Comms Professional of The Year (Agency). It follows a period of exciting growth for MHP Group, as we have welcomed a host of new joiners to the team, including Tim Snowball and Mario Creatura and welcomed new clients including Jack Links and The Royal Mint.

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