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Stripe Chairman appointed to Marketing Edinburgh Board

Stripe Chairman appointed to Marketing Edinburgh Board

Juliet Simpson, one of the UK’s leading PR specialists and Founder and Chairman of Stripe Communications has joined the board at Marketing Edinburgh, bringing a fresh, strategic communications approach and years of industry experience to the organisation. This high-profile board appointment will further strengthen the organisation’s role in promoting the city as a world-leading investment and visitor capital.

Having founded Stripe Communications in 2006, Juliet became Chairman of the agency in March 2015. Over the years, Stripe has won over 40 awards for its work in consumer and brand communications, digital marketing and events.

Gordon Robertson, Chairman of Marketing Edinburgh and Director of Communications at Edinburgh Airport, said:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Juliet to the Marketing Edinburgh team. Her business acumen, communication skills and advice will be vital in assisting Marketing Edinburgh as we move forward, face fresh challenges and continue to build Edinburgh’s reputation both at home and abroad. Juliet not only brings immense experience from within the tourism sector, she has a genuine passion for the Edinburgh. I know she will play a key role in the future success and tactical development of the organisation in the coming years.”

Juliet Simpson, Chairman of Stripe Communications said:

“Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of the best cities in the world and I’m very proud to call it home. I consider it a real privilege to be joining the Marketing Edinburgh Board and I’m looking forward to playing my part in the next stage of the Marketing Edinburgh journey.”

Dedicated to promoting Edinburgh to the world, Marketing Edinburgh’s paramount objective is to champion Scotland’s capital city locally, nationally and internationally as a world-class destination in which to visit, invest, live, work and study.

A new chapter for Stripe

A new chapter for Stripe

It’s exciting times here at Stripe HQ as we announce a strengthened management Board and raft of team promotions, as part of an overall restructure.

After eight years at the helm, Juliet Simpson is moving to the role of Chairman to focus on providing senior client counsel, business strategy and exploring expansion into new sectors and locations.

Morna McLelland, who has been with us since 2007, will head up the UK agency as Stripe Managing Director.

Two further additions to the Board – Jenny Ingram and Stephanie Robertson – together with the recent appointment of Digital Director Darcie Tanner, further support our strategic growth plans. At management level, Simon Ebbett and Stuart Martin have both been promoted to Senior Account Director.

As Juliet put it: “2015 is set to be our biggest year yet and our restructure is all about fulfilling our growth ambitions”.

We’re off for a celebration!