A WINCHESTER communications company is celebrating after being presented with a prestigious award.

Remarkable Group was awarded at the PRCA Dare Awards for its digital PR and social media campaign which it ran on behalf of the government organisation GCHQ.

Chief executive Stephen Pomeroy said: “I’m very proud of our Remarkable team for such an effective and professional job. The client was very happy with the results, and to be recognised by a PRCA award is always an honour.

“What makes this particular award even more satisfying is that the digital and social arena is now so central to the wider communications industry. To win in this category really showcases our forward-thinking abilities and the high profile clients we’re working with.”

The campaign was a national publicity drive to attract potential job candidates to take part in an online treasure hunt devised to find those with exceptional mathematical and code-breaking skills.

The website was viewed around the world 421,982 times, including 72,000 in just the first two days. The challenge was completed by 5,157 people after it was broadcast across social media platforms.