David Buik to host PRCA City and Financial Awards 2017

Leading financial commentator David Buik has been announced as the compere of the PRCA City and Financial Awards 2017.

The PRCA City and Financial Awards are aimed at celebrating the best of the city and financial PR and communications industry, and are in support of the Company of PR Practitioners.

Buik has had a 53 year career in the City, encompassing merchant banking and money broking, developing his knowledge and experience at Philip Hill, Higginson Erlangers before passing through brokers including RP Martin & Co, Exco and Prebon Yamane. He spent the last 16 years as a market commentator at Cantor Index, BGC Partners and most recently at stockbrokers, Panmure Gordon & Co. He has appeared on the BBC, Bloomberg Television and CNN International.

Buik will compere a prestigious black tie event which will take place on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at the Merchant Taylors Hall in the City of London.

David Buik said: “It is a pleasure to once again be compere of the PRCA’s City and Financial Awards. I look forward to meeting all of the finalists and celebrating another great year in financial and corporate communications.”

The City and Financial Awards 2017 are aimed at recognising the talent and impact of individuals, teams and campaigns from the best of the City PR profession. Consultancies, in-house teams and individuals are all welcome to enter. To find out more, click here:

The City and Financial Awards now have 15 categories, including Best M&A or Communications in Support of a Transaction Award; Best Banking Communications Campaign Award; Best Strategic Communications or Corporate Brand Campaign Award; In-house Team of the Year Award; and City Agency of the Year Award. The full list of categories can be viewed here.

The City and Financial Awards will be judged by some of the biggest names from the worlds of City leadership, communications and journalism, meaning that winning one of these awards truly recognises leading-edge PR work. The judges include:

  • Gavin Sullivan, Acting Group Communications Director, London Stock Exchange Group
  • Donna Zurcher, Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners
  • Steffan Williams, Group Managing Director, Newgate Communications
  • Stephen Doherty, Global Head of Corporate Communications, Barclays
  • Neil Bennett, Chief Executive, Maitland
  • Richard Campbell, Managing Partner, CNC
  • Ben Smith, Founder, PR Moment
  • Lisa Carr, Director and Partner, Lansons

To view the full list of judges, click here.

Francis Ingham MPRCA, PRCA Director General and Master of the Company of PR Practitioners said: “It is great to have David Buik back for a second year of compering the PRCA City and Financial Awards. The evening promises to celebrate the very best in city and financial PR.”

The Early Bird Deadline for entries is 22nd December 2016. To enter, click here.


About the PRCA

Who we are: Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 48 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.

Who we represent: The PRCA currently has more than 400 agency members; 270 in-house PR and communications teams from multinationals, charities and leading public sector organisations; and thousands of individual members.

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