'We first worked together a decade ago at MMC Communications, when I hired her as an account executive. Within a week, Sarah proved she could race touring cars, pitch stories to the national media and write features.
'We'd spend the week pitching clients such as chip manufacturer ARM to the tech press and the weekends working for the British Touring Car Championship.
The pace was relentless, matched only by Sarah's energy.
'She also worked at Rainier, where she was able to turn her hand to almost any task.
'But the real reason I've nominated Sarah is because she introduced me to her sister, Kate, who's now my wife. This business is about relationships after all.'
Sarah Parry now works as a freelance consultant.