PRWeek UK 30 Under 30 2019: Isabella Gornall, Seahorse Environmental Communications

PRWeek UK's 30 Under 30 list for 2019 features Isabella Gornall, managing director, Seahorse Environmental Communications (28).

With a background at Burson-Marsteller and Maitland, Gornall launched her own specialist environmental comms agency one year ago and already has five staff with a fee income of more than £300,000 and impressive clients including Greenpeace. Recognised as a leader in environmental comms and policy, she has established an advisory panel of worldwide environmental experts chaired by Ben Goldsmith.

Take me back to the full 30 Under 30 2019 list

The secret to being a good comms pro in 2019 is... Happy staff, happy clients and hitting the figures - in that order. It's also important to ensure you have 100 per cent confidence from your clients and an ability to adapt to their ever-changing needs. You also need to keep an eagle eye on your competitors.

I'm inspired by... Campaigners with unwavering dedication for their values and causes. The environmental community has achieved a huge amount in the past few years by collaborating and putting issues above their own brand. This ethos can't be faked and I think it's something for everyone in the sector to aspire towards.

If I wasn't in PR, I'd be... A marine biologist.

Judge’s comment: "Incredible achievement for someone so young"

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