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The 2018 Suzy Spirit Award Now Open for Entries

The annual Suzy Spirit Award, which seeks to recognise the unsung heroes of the comms industry, is now open for entries. For the first time in its five-year existence, the award is part of this year’s PRmoment Awards 2018.

The Suzy Spirit Award seeks to recognise individuals of exceptional character, integrity and determination. It was initiated in memory of one of the industry’s brightest young stars, Suzy Ferguson, who sadly passed away from bowel cancer in July 2012, aged just 31. This special award honours a PR or communications pro who sets a shining example through mentoring and championing others. It’s free to enter and anyone can nominate someone who deserves recognition for being an inspiration.

Suzy was an inspirational person whose work, spirit, talent and infectious enthusiasm touched everyone she met. To honour her memory, Suzy's former employer, LEWIS, set up the award. Bowel Cancer UK is the official charity for the award. LEWIS will make a donation to help fund the vital work the charity does as part of its support for this award.

Sally O’Neill, VP at LEWIS and member of the judging panel, said: “As we embark on the fifth year of the award, it is amazing to see how it has grown. More than ever in today’s society, it is essential that we honour people that set a positive example to others and encourage this trait.”

Ben Smith, Founder of, added: “We’ve admired this award since it started, so we’re proud to now include it in our awards line-up for 2018. As well as supporting a great cause, Bowel Cancer UK, the Suzy Spirit Award is different in that it recognises the softer qualities that generate success, and not just commercial skills.”

Nominations for The Suzy Spirit Award are free to enter. The early deadline for entries is December 15, 2017. Nominations close on January 12, 2018, and the winner will be announced at an award ceremony in London on March 22, 2018.

Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer, focusing particularly on early diagnosis.

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