Six finalists have been announced for the Suzy Ferguson Spirit Award 2016. This follows a record number of entries – with nominations coming in from all over the country, across a broad spectrum of the communications industry.
The award was launched by Gorkana in partnership with Suzy’s former employer LEWIS, in memory of one of the industry’s brightest young stars, who passed away from bowel cancer in July 2012, aged 31. Now in its third year, the award was designed to recognise those who have made a difference to others in the industry and acknowledges individuals of exceptional character, integrity and determination.
The finalists are:
- Chloe Couchman, Global Media Relations Director, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
- Anita Glover, Head of Corporate Comms, mhs homes limited
- Jessica Huie, Founder & Director, JH Public Relations
- Henry Playfoot, Strategy Director, Claremont
- Chloe Staniforth, Account Executive, Cream Consultancy
- Louise Thompson, Marketing and PR Manager, Dalton Park Retail Outlet
“The judges were very impressed with the quality and calibre of those nominated,” said Sally O’Neill, VP at LEWIS and member of the judging panel. “It’s clear there are some truly inspirational people who are not only good at their job, but also go the extra mile to bring out the best in others and support their local community. We’re excited to meet them all in person at the next round.”
The winner of the Suzy Ferguson Spirit Award 2016 will be announced at the special ceremony in London on 18 March.
Last year, Nicola Green, Director of Comms and Reputation at O2, was the unanimous choice to win the Award. The 2014 winner was Rosie Warin, who worked at Forster Communications at the time, but has since assumed the position of CEO at Global Tolerance.
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