Second award shortlisting for Bath PR firm Second Mountain Comms recognises its mission-led approach

April 21, 2022

Second Mountain Comms, the Bath-based specialist PR consultancy that works with purpose-driven companies and charities, is in the running for second major award.

Having been named last month as a finalist in the UK public relations industry’s most prestigious award scheme, Second Mountain Comms has now been shortlisted for a national social enterprise award. 

The agency is one of eight finalists in the ‘Mission Possible’ category at this year’s Small Awards.

Now in their sixth year, the awards are a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms across all sectors.

Organised by Small Business Britain, which champions, inspires and accelerates the nation’s 6m small firms, the awards have 11 categories that celebrate the dynamism and resilience of the UK’s small business sector – from mission-led start-ups to longstanding family firms and sole traders.

The Mission Possible award is for the best social enterprise and aims to champion a small business that is driven by its mission over and above financial performance and that benefits a group, a community or society more widely.

Second Mountain Comms was launched by Bath PR executive Ben Veal, pictured, during the first national lockdown with a mission to help good people to do good by sharing their values and accomplishments in meaningful ways. 

It now works with a highly selective portfolio of clients, including therapeutic services charity Somewhere House Somerset, international humanitarian charity People against Poverty, eco-florist Young Blooms, change-driven agency Naturally Social and mental health charity Charlie Waller.

The agency commits 20% of its time to pro-bono work, is a Gold ethical member of the Business against Poverty change movement and is part of the Better Business Act coalition.

Ben said: “Second Mountain emerged during the most challenging of times, but also at a time of real opportunity for our world to do things differently and better.

“Purpose has never had more resonance and relevance than it does today. It’s a real privilege to share the stories and accomplishments of great people and causes that are making a positive difference and being shortlisted for Mission Possible at The Small Awards is a huge honour.”

Small Business Britain founder Michelle Ovens CBE added: “The Small Awards is an opportunity to applaud all the inspiring, positive things that these fabulous, finalist entrepreneurs have achieved over the last year, particularly as we start to move forwards once again.

“Second Mountain Comms should be extremely proud of being shortlisted.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in St John’s Church in London on 19 May.

The following month Ben will find out if he has been successful in the Independent PR Practitioner of the Year category of the national CIPR Excellence Awards, which reflect best practice in communications.

Last October Ben won Gold in the same category in the CIPR South of England and Channel Islands PRide Awards.


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