PR Week name 2012’s 29 under 29 class

By on Thursday, November 29, 2012

Today I was fortunate enough to be named in PR Week’s annual list of 29 PR professionals under 29 (UK).

I was invited to a photo shoot at the PR Week offices, which sounds much more glam than it was (draw parallels with the industry where you will) and told the feature would run in today’s issue. I’m really pleased to be in such good company and in short, have Andy, co-MD of my agency 10 Yetis to thank, because before getting into the industry, I had no experience whatsoever.

The average age of those in the list is 27, the youngest being Tudor Reilly’s Rachel Penniston and deWinter PR’s Jenna Vernon, both 24.

Here’s a link to the PR Week feature where you can read why each was chosen, but I thought it might also be worth highlighting my fellow 29 under 29ers here, all on one page.

Each person’s name links to their Twitter account, unless I couldn’t find one, in which case it is marked with LI for LinkedIn.

Congratulations to all.

Giles Abbott (LI), 27

consultant, Capital MSL London

Carys Afoko, 26

comms manager, New Economics Foundation

Maria Allen (LI), 28

account director public affairs, and UK lead for the EMEA energy, environment and climate change practice, Burson-Marsteller

Karen Butcher (LI), 27

account director, Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Chris Cassell, 27

account manager, Shine Communications

Gemma Dudley (LI), 28

account director, Kaper

Deborah Findlay, 27

external comms manager UK and Ireland, Office Depot

Will Gardiner, 28

client services director, ITPR

Kate Garratt, 26

head of energy, Aspectus PR

Simon Hilliard, 28

account director, Racepoint Group

Vojtech Horna, 28

account director, Atomic PR

Jonathan Ireland, 26

client director, MCE Public Relations

Nicola Koronka, 28

senior programme director (financial services & technology practice), Hotwire PR

Rich Leigh, 25

account director, 10 Yetis PR

Andrew Marcus, 28

PR manager, Museum of London

Ashlea McConnell, 29

PR manager, Irwin Mitchell

Jenna Oxley, 27

senior press officer – policing, cycling & streets, Transport for London

Rachel Penniston (LI), 24

account manager, Tudor Reilly

Nick Pickles, 28

director, Big Brother Watch

Mary Pollard, 27

associate director, Bell Pottinger Business & Brand

Annabel Rayner, 28

MD, Silver Ball PR

Bree Sutton (LI), 25

media officer, General Medical Council

James Thomlinson, 28

group head of digital, Bell Pottinger Private

Laura Townshend, 26

media officer, Shelter

Jenna Vernon, 24

digital PR director, deWinter PR

Faizel Vohra, 27

account manager, MTJ Associates

Becky White, 27

founder, Becky White PR

Ross Whittam, 27

Shell spokesperson, Royal Dutch Shell

Laura Wootton, 28

Head of comms, UTV Media (GB), TalkSport

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