Sarah lands top honour

A PR consultant has been awarded with one of the industry’s top accolades.

Sarah Hall, managing director of PR and marketing agency Sarah Hall Consulting, has been presented with the Stephen Tallents Medal by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

The medal is awarded at the discretion of the president to recognise exceptional achievement in public relations practice by a CIPR member.

CIPR president Stephen Waddington said: “Sarah has excelled in her contribution to the CIPR and the broader public relations profession.

“From the outset of her career in public relations she has been committed to supporting best practice as a CIPR member both personally and in the teams that she has led.

“As a member of the board and council this year she has helped significantly to drive our agenda on modernity, diversity and ethics.”

Sarah, who runs a team of seven, said: “It is a real honour to have received this award and I am privileged to work with an Institute that deeply cares about professionalism, ethics and making sure it is fit for purpose both now and in the future.”

Sarah works with brands including Sage Gateshead, Go Smarter, Rowlands Accountants, Spire Washington Hospital, Aspers Casino and Anderson & Garland.

She has always volunteered with the CIPR and is also a trustee for the Sunshine Fund, which provides specialist equipment for disabled children in the north east.

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK.

The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.