Mason Williams Communications has set up a bursary in tribute to its former colleague, Suzy Brown, who died last year.
The Suzy Brown Bursary will be offered to people wanting to enter the PR industry and specifically consumer PR.
“In 2013 we gave an opportunity to a young executive who wanted to work in Consumer Lifestyle PR. She had no experience but a huge sparkle, enthusiasm and passion that seemed the perfect fit for Mason Williams and our view of PR life,” said managing director, Rita Rowe.
“And so it proved. Suzy developed into an exceptional Senior Account Manager with a huge enthusiasm for our style of work.
“Seeking further career development, Suzy left the agency in December 2016 and tragically decided to leave the world just ten months later.”
The Brown family and former colleagues will be on a committee to award the bursary every year.
“Suzy was a successful, beautiful and popular young woman, and an inspiration to her colleagues. Nothing was too much for her to tackle and she had a passion and a commitment to her clients and team mates,” continued Rowe.
“It has been said that no-one truly dies until their name is no longer spoken. In our part of keeping Suzy alive we are establishing a Bursary in her name, which will help one young entrant to public relations, every year, start their career. The chosen applicant will be paid, trained and treated as a permanent member of the Mason Williams’ team for 12 months. Maybe we will unearth another star like Suzy.”