PR and marketing agency, KC Communications, has won an award in the “economy” category at the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce’s Raising the Bar awards. The awards recognise businesses that have shown their commitment to social responsibility.

KC Communications’ efforts to improve the economy of Huddersfield in the past year has seen the agency carry out several initiatives, including; organising and implementing Huddersfield Business Week, fundraising to put several young people through a coding workshop to help close the skills gap, and a business start-up package worth over £20,000 awarded to a local CIC alongside other Huddersfield-based organisations.

The awards, which took place on 6th November at Leeds Civic Hall, saw a range of businesses across Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford and York, come together to celebrate the efforts of businesses in the region to create a better place. KC Communications was also shortlisted in the “community” category.

Katrina Cliffe, founder and Managing Director of KC Communications, commented: “The team has worked so hard this year to bring these initiatives to life for the benefit of our local community and economy, so it is fantastic to receive recognition for that.”

“The bar is already set very high now, but we are looking to continue to raise it over the course of the next year with further activities that we have planned.”