Top gong for Belfast PR consultant
Northern Ireland PR consultant Samantha Livingstone has won the outstanding independent practitioner award at the 2015 CIPR Excellence Awards.
Ms Livingstone, the head of Rumour Mill PR in Belfast, is the first Northern Ireland practitioner to win the coveted category at the awards celebrating achievements in the PR profession. Ms Livingstone said she was "absolutely thrilled" to win.
"Over the last 12 years, I have worked with and for some amazing companies and people, all of whom have provided me with invaluable experience."
Around 700 guests attended last week's glittering ceremony at London's Old Billingsgate Market.