Named by PR Week as being in the top 1% of the UK’s PR industry and both highly influential and creative, Sarah Hall is a multi-award winning consultant, combining business acumen with a passion for PR and marketing to drive profits and growth for any organisation she works for.
With over fourteen years of experience working for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and a proven track record of success behind her, Sarah ran the North East office of the UK’s largest independent marketing agency prior to launching her own business. She started her career at Tyne Tees Television before moving into PR and marketing consultancy and has particular strengths in reputation management, stakeholder communications, media relations, social and online media, issues management, internal communications and event organisation.
Sarah is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and is the youngest practitioner to be awarded this status in the region for her contribution to the industry.
Former chair for the CIPR North East committee, with which she has been involved since launching her career, Sarah sits on the CIPR’s Executive Board and Council, helping to shape and implement strategies and policies. She also co-chairs its Professional Practices Committee, which sets best practice and handles member disciplinary matters. In 2010 Sarah led the chartered body’s voluntary review.
Sarah is committed to demonstrating the value of PR and marketing in achieving business success. She judges regional and national industry awards and regularly speaks at events.
Sarah has an MA in Marketing and holds the accolade of being the Chartered Institute of Marketing North East Postgraduate of the Year 2005. She was awarded the title of Young Communicator of the Year at the CIPR PRide Awards in 2004.
Her dedication to delivering the most appropriate business support, being a voice for business and indeed the best ambassador possible for her clients led her to become a CBI North East Council member and she is a graduate of the CBI North East’s inaugural Future Leaders programme. She is involved with the Institute of Directors, as well as various marketing trade bodies. Sarah was listed in the Journal’s ‘Rising Stars, Future Leaders’ supplement and most recently graduated from Common Purpose’s first ever Trader programme.