The third annual Suzy Ferguson Spirit Award took place at a special ceremony in London on Friday 18 March.

Henry Playfoot, Strategy Director at Claremont Comms was honoured for the inspiration and determinism he ignites in his colleagues, his self-effacing demeanour and his ability to light up a room.

He said: “The award is important because it recognises our qualities as people, and that really matters in the workplace.”

The judging panel consists of Sally O’ Neill from LEWIS, John Carter, Suzy’s father, Jeremy Thompson, MD of Cision EMEA, Stephen Waddington, Director at Ketchum Europe and Alex Ferguson, Suzy’s husband.

John praised Playfoot for his humbleness and said of the winner;” [he said] I’m not an inspirational person, but his colleagues clearly thought he was, and this is part of the criteria for the award – helping and mentoring people without expecting anything in return.”

Former winners were Nicola Green, Director of communications and reputation at O2 and Rosie Warin, CEO of Global Tolerance.

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