Accolades

I have worked in marketing communications for over 18 years. I am a member of the Professional Copywriters’ Network, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and have CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner status.

I have been the author of successful industry-award bids and delivered presentations for a variety of conferences and talks.


AWARD BIDS WRITTEN:



Times Education Supplement (FE) Awards 2019
Professional Services Team of the Year – Bradford College
Finalist – November 2018 (award announcement, March 2019)



Leeds Architecture Awards 2019
Public Realm & Landscape Design – East Street Arts / LeedsBID
Finalist – October 2018 (award announcement, February 2019)



International Downtown Association (IDA) Achievement Awards 2018
Events & Programming – Leeds International Festival/LeedsBID
Winner – Excellence Award – October 2018



Businesses Against Crime in Leeds (BACIL) Awards 2018
Outstanding Partner to BACIL – LeedsBID
Finalist – October 2018



Association of Town & City Management Excellence Awards 2018
Best Digital High Street Scheme – LeedsBoost/LeedsBID
Highly Commended – July 2018 



National Planning Awards 2018

Best Use of Arts, Culture or Sport in Placemaking – LeedsBID/East Street Arts
Winner –  June 2018 



Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Awards 2018

Innovation in Not-For-Profit / Public Sector Category – Bradford College
Finalist – April 2018 



PRWeek ‘Decade of Achievement’
Best Internal Communications Digital / Social Campaign of the Decade Award (2014) Winner



Queen’s Anniversary Prizes Submission
Leeds City College entry (2013)
Shortlisted



CIPR Inside Awards

‘Best Intranet’ category of Internal Communications Awards (2013)
Finalist



UK Events Awards
‘Best Educational Event’ and ‘Best In-House Event’ joint submission bid (2012)
Finalist



Heist Awards
Best Integrated Campaign & Team Award submissions (2012)
Silver Award
‘Best Integrated Campaign’ and ‘Marketing Team’ awards (2009)
Double Gold Awards



Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Awards
‘Public Sector – Education’ category (2012)
Finalist


PRESENTING AND SPEAKING

I have delivered presentations at the following:

  • Bradford College Staff Development Day (2018)
    Copywriting for Marketing Training
  • Association of Colleges Digital Marketing & Engagement Conference, London (2012)
    Innovative staff blog launch
  • Association of Colleges Annual Communications Conference, London (2010)
    Best practice launch of a brand at a merged institution
  • BBC Radio Leeds (2009)
    Leeds College Merger Exhibition interview panel