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A Harrogate communications consultancy is celebrating wider industry recognition.

Victoria Tomlinson: proud of her PRide award

Victoria Tomlinson, CEO of Northern Lights PR, was named Communicator of the Year at the annual regional PRide awards for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Northern Lights consultant Helen Standing (last year’s regional Outstanding Young Communicator) has also been named in PR Week‘s 29 under 29 list of rising talent.

Communicator of the Year is awarded at the discretion of the judges to an outstanding communications and PR practitioner and has only been awarded twice in the last 10 years.  The consultancy, founded by Victoria Tomlinson 22 years ago, was also a finalist in the Best Use of Social Media category for its ‘no-nonsense’ e-book on social media for business.

Judges of the CIPR PRide Awards said that the special award reflected Victoria’s significant contribution to the PR and communications industry and wider business community. They singled out her pioneering paid internship scheme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) graduates in the north, run in conjunction with the Taylor Bennett Foundation, and her ebook on social media for business.

Commenting on the award wins Victoria Tomlinson said:

“It is an honour to be recognised by our peers for the work we do on behalf of clients, for our innovation and for our contribution to the wider community. I am particularly pleased that Helen has gained national recognition for her creativity, PR skills and business focus, all of which is highly rated by our clients.”

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