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Rising stars at Stripe

Rising stars at Stripe

We’ve got a quadruple celebration at Stripe with a clutch of new promotions in the team.

Shaun Bell has been promoted to Senior Account Manager. Since joining in 2011, Shaun has cut the PR mustard on clients including John Lewis, the Scottish Government, Young Scot and ScottishPower, and in 2014 was named Outstanding Young Communicator at the CIPR PRide Awards.

Emma Paul has delivered amazing work on John Lewis, ScottishPower, Oliver Bonas, Pizza Express and iQ Chocolate accounts in her time at Stripe, and is now Account Manager.

Orla McGowan also now holds the Account Manager title following a stellar 18 months at Stripe during which time she’s been a powerhouse on VELUX, The Kitchin and the Scottish Government’s Road Safety campaign.

And Kara Gaughan, who joined the team in 2014 is now Account Executive after hitting the ground running on her IRN-BRU and Magners accounts.

All started life at Stripe on our Stars & Stripes Graduate Trainee Scheme which we will be running again this year – watch this space.

Huge congratulations Stripes!

Warm Stripey Welcome to Kara & Georgia

Warm Stripey Welcome to Kara & Georgia

Here at Stripe Towers, we’re thrilled to welcome our new Stars and Stripes – the lovely Kara and Georgia joined us earlier this month and have got stuck right in!

Both have hit the ground running and are already contributing to the busy Stripe life.

Over the next 6 months, Kara and Georgia will be given the opportunity to work with a number of different clients and sectors, undergo a structured training and development programme and benefit from weekly coaching sessions.

Kara joins us after completing a journalism course at Napier University and is a food and fitness fanatic. Georgia gained a degree in Literature from Edinburgh University and we love that she is a self-confessed bookworm who enjoys baking. The Stripe team are already hoping for book recommendations and office cakes!

Now in its fifth year, our ‘Stars and Stripes’ programme is open to all recent graduates and offers a six-month full paid trainee account executive position with UK’s leading consumer PR agency.

For details on Stars and Stripes 2015 please keep an eye on our website or follow Stripe Communications on Twitter and LinkedIn.