LEADER: My Best Hire - Tony Mulliken

Tony Mulliken chairman of books, arts and music PR firm Midas Public Relations, on the 'inspired' Emma Draude

'I hired Emma as an account executive more than eight years ago from book publisher Headline, on the recommendation of another member of staff.

'She's been my best hire because she's grown with the job, has great media contacts, initiates her own new business but still considers her clients to be her top priority. She is very focused (and bossy with it) and is now known by publishing course students at City University, where she lectures, as The Legend.

'She is known for her networking and for her brainstorming sessions, quite often involving the odd bottle of wine, a factor that, combined with professionalism (and great shoes), endears her to many of our writers.'

Emma Draude is now deputy MD at Midas PR.

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