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Swindon PR expert Sara Tye wins Wiltshire Business Person of the Month

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Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 20 May 2015 8:54

Sara Tye, founder and managing director of redheadPR, has won the Wiltshire Business Person of the Month.

The award, sponsored by Marriott Hotels, Swindon Advertiser and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, recognises Ms Tye’s continuing contribution to the county’s thriving business community. 

Based at redheadPR’s office in Swindon’s Old Town, Ms Tye works with many leading local and nationally recognised companies.

Clients of redheadPR include innovative businesses in a diversity of market sectors. These include education, gardening, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, food and drink, travel, property and business services.

Sara Tye, of redheadPR

Ms Tye said: “I’m very proud to be recognised for the work I do in and around Swindon. It is an up-and-coming town and it’s always evolving. Being based in the heart of Swindon is a real pleasure – the exciting businesses we work with here keep us really busy and on our toes.”  

She is said to have worked tirelessly over many years to develop and grow redheadPR. The public relations company also provides consultancy in branding, marketing, event management, film and photography. Its ethos is to integrate itself within every client’s business and share its enthusiasm and commitment to its goals.

Ms Tye also recently became managing director at Gingernut Creative, the Birmingham-based creative agency that inspires people through research, strategy, design, branding, digital and video.

A communications expert with over 30 years’ experience, she has been voted Green PR of London by the Evening Standard and was a finalist in the first Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards in 1999. She helps develop businesses, individuals and organisations through networking, publicity, online strategies and proven business development techniques.

Ms Tye spent three years managing the personal PR internationally for The Body Shop’s eminent founder, the late Dame Anita Roddick. She took the company online, making the retailer one of the world’s first to establish a global internet presence.

The Make Your Mark for a Tenner campaign, which Sara helped develop, was commended as one of the CIPR’s best sustainable PR programmes.

Ms Tye was also responsible for the Impact on Society section of The European Foundation of Quality Management Model and Award, which Yellow Pages won in 1999.

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