Search and PR company Punch Communications has announced the winners of various team awards at the company’s inaugural team award ceremony.
Account Director Philip Keightley has made a particularly strong showing, claiming a number of the most prestigious categories, including ‘Office’s Hairiest Individual’, ‘Best Male Grooming’* and the feted ‘Hazardous Behaviour’, beating off challenges from various other members of the Punch team in all cases.
Other awards given included the ‘Worst Bin/Greatest Junk Food Consumption’ (Abbie Upton: Account Manager), ‘Loudest Individual Garment’ (Alex Smith: Account Executive), ‘Least Politically Correct’ (Pete Goold: Managing Director) and ‘Most Steadfast Employee’ (Ben Leuty: Account Manager). The ‘Human Calculator’ category was such a clear and obvious victory for Abbie Upton that no other entrants were submitted.
The Hazardous Behaviour category in particular saw numerous classy entries worthy of note, including Ben Leuty’s high-speed motorway tyre blowout and (which has subsequently been deemed worthy of entry into the global Darwin Awards).
However, Philip Keightley’s combi-entry put him over the top as it encompassed a late-night broken elbow, followed within 48 hours to a flight to the middle east involving a mix-up regarding medication and international narcotics restrictions which was then rounded off by a further fall to damage the arm and compound the injury.
The awards were judged by an objective and independent panel of friends and family at the team’s local.
Pete Goold, Managing Director of Punch Communications, said: “Frankly, I’m irritated. Whilst clearly I wasn’t going to catch Phil on the hazardous behaviour front, not least given the competition, I felt that I had made a good claim for the two hirsute categories.”
*NB – The previously advertised ‘Strongest Beard’ category was deemed worthy of division into two sub-categories – ‘Office’s Hairiest Individual’ and ‘Best Male Grooming’ – due to the calibre of entries and last minute changes to sponsorship funding.