'I hired Emma as an account manager at Countrywide Porter Novelli back in the mid-1990s. She came in towering over all of us and grinning through her red lipstick - we kind of knew it would work there and then.
'Emma is a real character - fun, fiery and quirky as hell, but one of the most committed people I've ever come across.
'She embraces everything she does with unbelievable energy and has achieved amazing results with her down-to-earth approach. She leads by example, clients believe in her and colleagues support her unwaveringly.
'She's always been a petrolhead, from her early career with Mitsubishi, through Halfords to her current role.'
Emma Stanley is now PR operations manager at Honda UK.