Published: 28/02/2017 08:38 - Updated: 28/02/2017 08:42

Banffie's Louise Williams wins award

GRAMPIAN Group account executive Louise Williams was named Field Sales Person of the Year at the Scottish Provincial Press staff awards last Friday in Inverness.

Louise receives her award from advertising director Keith Mackay.
Louise receives her award from advertising director Keith Mackay.

Louise, who is based in Banff at the Banffshire Journal offices, enjoyed a busy year, bringing lots of new clients into the Grampian Group titles.

Pat Scott, the long serving and widely respected chief reporter of the Huntly Express was one of three reporters shortlisted in the Reporter of the Year award which was won by Tom Ramage of the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald.

There were also nominations for other members of the Grampian team:

Campaign of the Year – Wendy Clarihew for her Pick Up the Poo campaign which saw her work with local school children to promote responsible dog ownership.

Team of the Year – Our front office team in Buckie, Heather Green, Eileen Innes and Karen Pearson foer their work in advertising, photo sales and a display of archive photos.

Unsung hero – Heather Green, for all her great work and in particular cop-ordinating a permanent display of archive photos which has proved popular; group editor Chris Saunderson.

Winners at the SPP event, held at the Jury’s Inn, were:

Newspaper of the Year – The Inverness Courier.

Reporter of the Year – Tom Ramage, Strathspey and Badenoch Herald.

Campaign of the Year – Reach Out, The Inverness Courier

Photographer of the Year – Gary Anthony

Digital Reporter of the Year- Will Clark, NOSN

Telesales Person of the Year – Vikki Lowe, The Northern Scottish Provincial Press Ltd

Field Sales Person of the Year – Louise Williams

Advertisement Campaign of the Year – Virtual Careers Exhibition, JobsNorth

Advertising feature or Supplement of the Year – Energy Directory

Sales Team of the Year – Bernadette Walker’s Team

Unsung Hero of the Year – Andrew Fraser, Medialink

Team of the Year – The Sub Editors

Best Use of Social Media – Louise Mackay, The Northern Times

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