Legs PR Agency wins at Keele University’s Breaking the Mould Awards!

CATEGORY: Blog Posts

DATE: Oct 17, 2022
AUTHOR: Tamsin Parker

We’re delighted to announce that our very own Emily Goodwin won the award for Enterprising Student of the Year at last week’s ceremony.

We were honoured to attend the Breaking the Mould Awards based on Keele University’s Science and Innovation Park having been shortlisted in the Enterprising Student of the Year Award category for our partnership with Keele graduate Emily Goodwin.

Amongst many other fantastic finalists and nominees, we’re very proud to say we won!

The Breaking the Mould Awards began in 2019 and aim to shine a spotlight on the growing innovation-led organisations, businesses, not-for-profits and charities that have benefitted from the suite of innovative support programmes that are available from Keele University.

Legs PR scooped the award following a successful internship placement during lockdown with then-student Emily, who later became a permanent member of the team and continues to work with us today!

The ceremony itself returned in person for the first time after a series of online events during the Covid 19 pandemic, and what a night it was.

With Sponsors such as the New Vic and We are Staffordshire, fantastic locally-sourced food and drink, and hand-made, bespoke awards crafted from pottery moulds, it was certainly not to be missed.

The other award winners were:

  • Health and Wellbeing Award – Project Vae
  • Social Inclusion Award – YMCA Crewe
  • Cultivating Talent Award – Concentric Solutions
  • Leading Innovation – Apnea Tech Ltd
  • Sustainability – TMT First
  • Collaboration of the Year – Hixon Group Ltd
  • Company of the Year Award – Biocomposites

Emily said: “As a student Keele offered me so much in terms of careers support, and it’s great to be recognised. Working with Legs PR is a really fantastic opportunity to build my experience and network, and we’re going from strength to strength!”

Tamsin, Legs PR owner, added: “I am absolutely thrilled that Emily won the award. She has been a fantastic asset to the team, thanks to Keele University and continues to be so. We have big plans for 2023 and Emily will be an important part of that. It’s a shame she was unable to attend but her trophy has pride of place in the office until it’s safely in her hands. It was a fantastic evening and an honour to be among so many innovative businesses who have all benefitted from Keele University support.”

Professor Trevor McMillan, OBE, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University added: “Professor Trevor McMillan OBE, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, said: “It’s a real pleasure to have been able to host the Breaking the Mould awards in person again this year after two years away. All our award winners, and those who were shortlisted, are thoroughly deserving of recognition in this year’s awards for their inspiring work to improve and grow the region’s business prospects and economy.”

For more info about the awards go to:

To find out more about the awards go to: https://www.keele.ac.uk/business/breakingthemould/

AUTHOR: Tamsin Parker
Tamsin is our Managing Director and the founder of LEGS PR. She is a communications and engagement expert with more than 20 years of journalistic and PR experience in both the public and private sectors. She has worked in newspapers, commercial radio, and regional television where she covered news and sport. Tamsin still freelances as a broadcast journalist as is a lecturer in journalism and sports journalism at Staffordshire University.

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