'I met Kim at a graduate careers event when I was managing director of Brookes & Vernons PR.
'She was the ideal graduate appointment - clever (first-class degree in Managerial Studies), hard-working, charismatic, creative, charming and spirited. We snapped her up. That spirit occasionally meant she slammed doors (literally) with a vengeance as she came to terms with not all colleagues having such high standards as herself, but this did not dampen her own enthusiasm or distract her focus.
'Kim went on to hold a number of in-house positions, including at British Midland, and also worked as an account director at Key Communications in Birmingham (now Citigate). Inevitably, Kim set up on her own.'
Kim Peatfield now runs Write Stuff Communications in Derbyshire.