Suzy Spirit Award 2016 nominees

The 2017 Suzy Spirit Awards launches

Nominations for the revamped 2017 Suzy Spirit Awards have officially opened, with judges on the hunt to find both an inspiring young star in PR, as well as an established and inspirational champion of others.

Now in its fourth year, The Suzy Ferguson Spirit Award was developed in memory of one of the PR and communications industry’s brightest young talents by Gorkana and LEWIS, Suzy’s former employer.

The award is unlike any other in the industry, where instead of looking to celebrate professional achievement, it goes further and honours candidates of exceptional character, integrity and leadership qualities.

Last year, Henry Playfoot, director at Claremont Comms, won the 2016 award, who was praised by Ben Caspersz, Claremont founder and MD, as a man who “lights up our lives”.

The level of entries were so high last year , and the individual stories so inspiring, that in 2017 there will be a change to the format, with two categories available in which to nominate:

Firstly, the judges will look to honour a rising star who may only be at the beginning of their career, but already demonstrates Suzy’s qualities and characteristics in their everyday work.

There is also the option to honour an established industry professional –  someone who sets a shining example through mentoring and championing others.

Sally O’Neill, VP at LEWIS and member of the judging panel, said: “The Suzy Spirit Award goes from strength to strength, and is increasingly recognised for its unique status in the industry as an award that focuses on people rather than purely professional achievements.”

The awards are free to enter and nominations are open now, so  if you know someone exceptional then please champion them by filling in one of the short forms below. If you know two worthy candidates, then you can nominate both.

The Suzy Spirit Rising Star Award | The Suzy Spirit Inspiration Award

Bowel Cancer UK is the official charity for the award which aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.

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