Chief Executive at the Taylor Bennett Foundation
Editor of PRcareers.co.uk
Trustee at ELATT
Author of How to get a job in PR
Freelance on various other projects

Sarah Stimson has over fifteen years of PR recruitment and training experience.  Having previously worked in IT consultancy for IBM and Goldman Sachs, she made the move into PR recruitment in 2002 when she joined Taylor Bennett, the executive search firm.  In 2004 she joined Prospect Resourcing as a Consultant where she built a successful in-house desk from scratch, making placements in PR teams at clients which included Orange, Coca Cola, St John’s Ambulance, Air France and The London Hilton.  In 2006 she was headhunted to join Indigo Red’s management team and took responsibility for key in-house and PR agency accounts, business development and the PR and marketing of the company. 

She was brought back to the Taylor Bennett group of companies in 2007 where she founded their junior recruitment business, Unicorn, and remained as MD there whilst developing the PR traineeship now operated by the Taylor Bennett Foundation.  In late 2009 she moved into a role as the Foundation’s Course Director and in 2016 was promoted to Chief Executive.  She also writes regular PR careers advice pieces and interviews with PR practitioners and offers training courses, graduate recruitment services and senior comms headhunting and recruitment on a freelance basis.  She is the author of ‘How to get a job in PR’ and the editor of PRcareers.co.uk.  She has been appointed as trustee at ELATT, a charity focused on connected learning for the IT industry.

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In the news

9th Mar 2018: PR Week – Flack on Friday

8th Mar 2018: Vuelio – International Women’s Day 2018: PR Women

8th Mar 2018: CIPR Influence – My diversity and inclusion wishlist for PR and communications

6th Mar 2018: PR Week – PR Week Power Book 2018

2nd Mar 2018: PR Week – Flack on Friday

28th Feb 2018: Vuelio – Blogger Spotlight

28th Feb 2018: Vuelio – Top 10 UK PR blogs 2018

14th Feb 2018: PR Week – PRCA diversity report urges root and branch reform of PR industry practices

7th Feb 2018: Vuelio – Charity Launches BAME Programme for Comms in Scotland

1st Feb 2018: PRcareers – Diversity initiatives for PR employers

19th Jan 2018: PR Week – Flack on Friday

15th Nov 2017: Vuelio – Bored of Diversity?

20th July 2017: PR Week – PRCA to ask every member to donate to BAME charity Taylor Bennett Foundation

1st Mar 2017: Vuelio – Is Vuelio Ranking Methodology Sexist?

27th Jan 2017: Gorkana – The Business Case for Social Mobility in PR

13th Jan 2017: Vuelio – It could take decades to address diversity issue in PR

12th Jan 2017: PR Week – Diversity in PR: Industry struggling to arrest ‘achingly slow’ progress

14th December 2016: The Drum – A Manifesto For Public Relations in a Post-Truth World

26th May 2016: Vuelio – Blogger Spotlight

27th April 2016: The Drum – Stop slave internships still commonplace in communications

14th Dec 2013: PR Week – Thriller or Filler? How to get a job in PR by Sarah Stimson

28th Feb 2013: PR Week – CIPR to explain public relations in schools

25th Feb 2013: Guardian – Why the PR industry lacks diversity

18th April 2011: PR Week – Taylor Bennett Foundation calls for PR mentors to promote diversity in the industry

17th April 2009: PR Week – Flack